Men will be forced to undergo a vasectomy at the age of 50 or when they have their third child under the “scandalous” law proposed by Alabama Democrat to “neutralize” abortion prohibition
- Rep. Rolanda Hollis has submitted the bill in response to the abortion ban
- Hollis says Republicans have tried to “dictate the body of a woman”
- The proposal has been labeled by opponents as a ‘scandalous switch’
- Men should pay for the forced sterilization themselves
- The Senate of the Republican state last year adopted an almost complete ban on abortion
- The law has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge since October
All men would be forced to have vasectomies when they reach the age of 50 or to have three children, under a new law proposed by an Alabama legislator.
Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a democrat, submitted the bill on Thursday requiring men in the state to pay for the procedure within one month of the age of 50 or the birth of their third biological child.
The HB 238 bill to sterilize all men in the state has been labeled by critics as a “scandalous excess.”
Rep. Rolanda Hollis says Republicans have tried to “dictate the body of a woman and her reproductive rights”
Hollis said her bill is a response to the almost total abortion ban of Alabama, which was temporarily blocked by a federal judge in October 2019 after it was adopted by the state
Hollis said she was trying to counter the Alabama abortion ban, which was temporarily blocked by a federal judge in October 2019.
The law, passed last year by the state where Republicans have the majority, would block almost all termination for women.
Hollis defended her proposal on Twitter Friday and said it was intended to “neutralize” the abortion ban law.
‘The responsibility does not always lie with the women. 2 is needed for tangling. This helps prevent pregnancy and abortion of unwanted children, “she said.
Commission President Jim Hill, a republican, said the bill was the first of his kind he had encountered.
The bill of the Democrat is labeled by opponents as “a disgraceful exceedance”
Hollis defended her proposal online and said she wanted to “neutralize” Alabama’s abortion ban
“I’ve never seen a bill trying to sterilize a person, male or female,” he said CNN.
Hollis acknowledged in an interview with WSFA that her bill is seen by opponents as ‘an excessive switch’.
She said, “Year after year, the majority party continues to introduce new legislation that seeks to dictate the body of a woman and her reproductive rights.”
She said she wanted to send a message that “men should not legislate about what women do with their bodies.”
Randall Marshall, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, praised Hollis for making the statement, but said the bill would not advance.
“Everyone knows this bill isn’t going anywhere,” he said.
“But it really underlines the hypocrisy of the Alabama legislature when making medical decisions for women that it would never dream of making for men.”