Satirical Texas Bill Would Fine Men's Masturbation, Set Viagra Waiting Period

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Farrar is a vocal opponent of laws in Texas that make women wait 24 hours between a health consultation and an abortion and that mandate women undergo transvaginal ultrasounds and listen to the fetus's heartbeat.

Speaking about the intention of the bill, Farrar told the outlet My San Antonio, "A lot of people find the bill amusing".

Funds stockpiled from the decree would go toward the Department of Family and Protective Services for children in need.

"It is clear this is about manipulation", said Ms Farrar, whose bill suggests a male equivalent for each step, including a "digital rectal exam". "You might be laughing at this, but again, this is something Texas women face every day when accessing their health". "I'm hoping my bill will wake people up".

Farrar said that her bill comes at a time when women's rights are under renewed fire from state governments and growing calls for more stringent federal regulations.

In addition, it states: "Masturbatory emissions created in health or medical facilities will be stored for the purposes of conception for a current or future wife". The stipulations in the bill mirror the mandatory 24-hour waiting period and trans-vaginal ultrasound requirements that women seeking an abortion in the Lone Star State must meet.

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Tinderhold also lashed out against Farrar's bill, arguing that women's and men's rights over their bodies are nothing alike, while underlining his lack of respect for women by insulting Farrar's intelligence in the same breath. This is a reality today for women seeking an abortion.

Rep. Farrar is serving her eleventh term for District 148 and has focused on issues of women's health, sexual assault, reproductive rights, discrimination, juvenile justice, and domestic violence.

Texas's attempts to limit abortions attracted national attention in 2013 when the then state senator Wendy Davis mounted an 11-hour filibuster in an attempt to block a bill that caused numerous state's abortion clinics to close. The "Woman's Right to Know" pamphlets distributed in Texas discourage women from having abortions, and present false medical information such as a claim that abortions increase the risk for breast cancer.

In January, a federal judge blocked a new state rule requiring healthcare providers to conduct burials or cremations of fetal remains, writing that it seemed to be a pretext for restricting abortion access. A doctor could also invoke their "personal, moralistic or religious beliefs" if they refuse to perform a vasectomy or prescribe Viagra. "Plain stupid", said one on Twitter, saying that only a fertilised embryo needs protecting, and asking if she would also use the law on menstruating women.

The man who proposed that bill, which passed its first reading in February, described a pregnant woman as a "host" for her unborn child.

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