Politician wants to fine men £80 for masturbating as a ‘crime against the unborn’

Rob Waugh
Picture Jessica Farrar

A politician has proposed a new law which would see men fined $100 (£80) for masturbating – as a ‘crime against the unborn’.

The ‘Man’s Right to Know Act’ would see men penalised for ejaculating outside a woman’s vagina – or a sperm donation facility – as an ‘act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life’.

There’s a serious point, of course – the bill filed by Texas Democrat Jessica Farrar is meant to highlight how women are targeted by healthcare legislation relating to abortion.

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Farrar has previously spoken out against Texan measures such as a mandatory 24-hour wait before women can receive abortions – and a proposed measure where women would be forced to listen to a foetus’s heartbeat before aborting it.

Her Act – which would apply in Texas – is mean to ‘make people think’ about the issue, she said.

Farrar said of her Act, ‘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.’

‘What I would like to see is this make people stop and think. Maybe my colleagues aren’t capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didn’t vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are.’

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