Alabama State Representative, Rolanda Hollis, introduced a bill which would require men over the age of 50 or who have produced three children to have a vasectomy. Ted Cruz is livid.
The truth is this bill is satirical and anyone who doesn’t understand this fact is not smart enough to be in our nation’s government.
“Yikes,” Cruz wrote in response to the bill on Twitter on Sunday morning. “A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally!”
The second worst senator in Washington is too ignorant to understand that this bill was proposed to make a point. White men continue to attack abortion rights for women. They believe that they have the right to control the mental and physical health of women. However, they panic when anyone suggests that men have an equal responsibility in the reproduction of children.
Personally, I admire Ms. Hollis. She is making a statement in defense of women’s rights; rights denied by Cruz and his failing party.
The responses on twitter were, let’s say ‘interesting.
“Yes, the government shouldn’t be involved in private reproductive health choices, yes, that’s a great point you made, yes.”
“Yes. Governments have no business controlling the reproductive systems of citizens. Glad you’ve finally come around on choice, Senator.”
“Oh you don’t like big government trying to regulate your body????”
“Thought you wanted to stop unwanted pregnancies.”
Hollis’ proposal was in response to last week’s passage of a law which eliminates nearly all abortions in Alabama, including those caused by the crimes of rape and incest.
“Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men,” a synopsis for Hollis’s bill states. “This bill would require a man to undergo a vasectomy within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.”
My response is far more simplified; we must elect more women to local, state, and federal offices. Men have denied equal rights for women for hundreds of years. If they control government, they control their Constitutional rights.
In addition, we must rid our federal government of old, white men. They are regressive. The average age of all Americans is 38.1 years. Younger men support women’s rights and the fact that millennials are the largest voting bloc in America requires representation in our nation’s government.
Remember, candidates for the House must be 25 years of age; 30 for the Senate. A younger nation must have younger men and women in Washington.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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