A Pennsylvania House Democrat introduced legislation that would mandate a vasectomy for men after they turn 40 or after they have their third child. Rep. Chris Rabb says this piece of legislation is in response to bills restricting abortion across the country, but specifically Texas’ SB8.
— Rep. Chris Rabb (@RepRabb) October 2, 2021
Rabb’s proposal was met with serious backlash. This partisan response to Texas’ right to make state laws has many worried U.S. lawmakers could one day force such a policy limiting children, eerily similar to China’s one child policy.
Rabb’s proposal includes a $10,000 reward for anyone who reports “to the proper authorities those scofflaws who have not complied with this statute.”
“This legislation will allow Pennsylvanians to take civil action for unwanted pregnancies against inseminators who wrongfully conceive a child with them,” Rabb continued.
Rabb spends the rest of the proposal asserting this legislation is in response to bills that “restrict the reproductive rights of cis women, trans men and non-binary people.
Rabb wrote in his memorandum that “cisgender men” need to be part of the conversation regarding reproductive health.
“In order to improve public health outcomes and release sweet justice into our households and bedrooms, we must wrap our love of individual liberty in the moral imperative of greater personal responsibility and acknowledge men’s essential role in procreation,” Rabb penned.