I would like to draw your attention to House Bill #4260, also known as the ‘Men’s Right To Know’ act, recently introduced by Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar.
If you’d like to read it, here it is in all its glory, however, I am more than happy to give you the overview(!).
The bill surmises that if a man’s semen is not used to create a pregnancy, “then it’s a waste … because that semen can be used – and is to be used – for creating more human life. Men have to answer for their actions and so forth. So if there’s going to be an emission, it would have to be done in a hospital where the semen could be preserved for future pregnancies or it would be directly deposited into the vagina of a woman.” Per the bill’s order, a registry of all masturbatory emissions is to be kept by every nonprofit organization and hospital, along with “fully-abstinent encouragement counseling” and storage for every emission. Any emission outside of a registered hospital or nonprofit organization “will be considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life”, and will result in a $100 fine per emission.
It also insists on “informed consent”, a mandatory 24-hour waiting period between speaking to a medical professional about any necessary or elective medical care and receiving said requested medical care, for colonoscopies, elective vasectomies, and Viagra prescriptions.
Also required is a rectal exam before an elective vasectomy, colonoscopy procedure, or receipt of a Viagra prescription – an exam that the bill acknowledges is medically unnecessary.
Per the bill’s order, a registry of all masturbatory emissions is to be kept by every nonprofit organization and hospital, along with “fully-abstinent encouragement counseling” and storage for every emission.
Outlined are the details of an informational booklet to be distributed to and be read aloud to by a medical professional and understood by all men looking for these procedures and/or prescriptions, to be also entitled “A Man’s Right To Know”, with information related to each procedure and “artistic renderings” depicting each procedure.
All of this is introduced in order to protect a “doctor’s right to invoke their personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs in refusing to perform an elective vasectomy or prescribe Viagra” and “as a means of the healthiest way to ensure men’s health”.
Someone give this woman a medal. And a beer. And a billion high fives.