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Men could be fined for masturbating and yeah, this Texas bill will never pass.

Men could be fined for masturbating and yeah, this Texas bill will never pass.

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A democratic lawmaker from Houston, Texas has proposed "satirical" legislation that would fine men $100 for masturbating and require rectal exams before vasectomies and prescriptions for Viagra. State Rep. Jessica Farrar said her bill, filed Friday according to the Huffington Post, is meant to highlight the struggles faced by women trying to get health care under Texas' strict GOP-led reproductive laws.

As it stands, Texas requires a 24-hour waiting period between a required consultation and receiving an abortion. Another measure requires women to have a medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasound while listening to the fetal heartbeat before they can get an abortion, according to the Texas Tribune. Farrar says this measure just "messes with women's heads."

Although HB 4260 is satirical, there is nothing funny about current health care restrictions for women and the very real...

Posted by The Honorable Jessica Farrar on Saturday, March 11, 2017
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