Want A Vasectomy? Submit to the (Admittedly Iffy) Will of the Government, Thanks.

Abby Zimet

In response to a move by Georgia Republicans to outlaw abortion 20 weeks after fertilization, Democrat lawmakers have proposed a measure limiting vasectomies to men who would die or suffer dangerous health problems without one, reasoning that if women's judgment is deemed less valid than the government's, then men's must be too. N-i-i-i-ce.

“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said Rep. Yasmin Neal, D-Riverdale, author of the bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”

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