A lot of women were happy with the legislation produced yesterday that finally attempts to regulate the use of men’s bodies and their decisions surrounding procreation just as legislation has attempted to do for women. The statement this legislation makes is fundamental to the argument of abortion rights.
Wednesday, Georgia Representative Yasmin Neal introduced an ingenious response to the abortion legislation that will prevent Georgia women from having the ability to get an abortion after they are more than 20 weeks pregnant. The new legislation being presented by Neal and Georgia’s House Democrats regarding reproductive rights would prohibit men from receiving vasectomies that leave “thousands of children … deprived of birth.”
Republicans view bill HB1116 as a slight to the abortion bill’s importance, but it is pertinent to the understanding of the limitations placed on the rights of women to govern what is inherently their own; their bodies!
Neal told CNN:
“If we legislate women’s bodies, it’s only fair that we legislate men’s,” said Neal, who said she wanted to write bill that would generate emotion and conversation the way anti-abortion bills do. “There are too many problems in the state. Why are you under the skirts of women? I’m sure there are other places to be.”
Check her out here! A standing ovation is in order.