State Representative Jessica Farrar introduceda bill in the Texas House of Representatives this past Friday that turns the language of abortion laws against men. Farrar remains outspoken against bills like those introduced by Rep. Tony Tinderholt, causing both women and doctors to be charged with murder for an abortion.
“One section would protect doctors who refuse to perform vasectomies, prescribe Viagra or perform colonoscopies.”
“Another section would require men seeking health services to review a pamphlet called “A Man’s Right to Know” with their doctor. The bill specifies that the pamphlet must include “medically accurate, objective and complete” information.”
“The bill would require a 24-hour waiting period for men’s vasectomies or Viagra prescriptions, just like Texas’ 24-hour waiting period for abortions.”
“It would also mandate a “medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam and magnetic resonance [imaging] of the rectum” before any elective vasectomy, colonoscopy or Viagra prescription.”
Farrar’s hope, according to NPR, is to make people stop and think about how strenuously abortion laws punish and police women’s bodies.