Missing the whole point of pro-life legislation and the basics of science, two Georgia lawmakers are planning to introduce bills that would force men to report to police when they “release sperm from their testicles” and other nonsense requirements.
State Reps. Dar’shun Kendrick, of Lithonia, and Park Cannon, of Atlanta, are pro-abortion Democrats who oppose a Georgia pro-life bill that would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.
In protest, they are writing bills to “highlight the differences in how health care is treated between the sexes,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Kendrick nicknamed her bill the “testicular bill of rights,” which, among other things, would require a man to obtain permission from his sexual partner before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.
“You want some regulation of bodies and choice? Done!” she wrote Twitter. “Let’s see how the men squirm when their repro organs are at issue.”
Ggggooooodddd morning! Introducing my “testicular bill of rights” legislative package. You want some regulation of bodies and choice? Done! pic.twitter.com/5E8HBRSc9l
— Dar’shun Kendrick (@DarshunKendrick) March 11, 2019
Cannon’s bill would require men ages 55 and older to “immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency” when he “releases sperm from his testicles,” Project Q magazine reports.
“This bill helps men who are well past reproductive age to self report when they willfully engage in conception,” Cannon said.
Neither is expected to pass.
What Cannon and Kendrick either ignore or do not understand is that pro-life legislation is not about controlling women’s bodies or reproduction. For example, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would protect infants born alive from botched abortions, has nothing to do with women’s bodies. Pro-abortion Democrats oppose it anyway. The goal of pro-life laws is to protect human lives, both babies and mothers.
At the moment of conception, unborn babies already are unique, living human beings – it’s indisputable science. Sperm and eggs are not, though Cannon’s and Kendrick’s bills imply that they are morally equivalent to unborn babies.
Their bills appear to be nothing more than a ploy to draw attention away from the truth about the value of babies in the womb.