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Proposed bill would require men in Alabama to get vasectomy

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Landon Caeli, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Landon Caeli

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — A proposed bill in the Alabama Legislature would require all men in the state to get a vasectomy within one month of their 50th birthday or the birth of their third biological child, whichever comes first.

    HB-238 was proposed by Rep. Rolanda Hollis Thursday.
    Proposed bill would require men in Alabama to get vasectomy

    ...Can someone please explain what the meaning of this is?
     
  2. Landon Caeli

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    Do any Democrats here support this kind of government intrusion of personal rights?
     
  3. Father Heathen

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    I don't think it's a serious bill that they actually expect or want to pass. I suspect they're trying to make a point about reproductive rights and bodily autonomy.
     
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  4. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Political grandstanding of some sort.

    It's probably got something to do with abortion rights, but I don't know why a politician would present such a ridiculous bill.

    I'm not saying I disagree with it, exactly. I'm good with the concept.
    It's the gigantic government over-reach that I'm objecting to. Perhaps Mississippi is more inclined towards big intrusive government than I thought. Apparently someone thinks so.
    Tom
     
  5. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    You are correct. The bill was in response to an Alabama law - now in limbo - that would ban all abortions in Alabama except if a mother’s life was at jeopardy.
     
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    It would seem so:

    Proposed Alabama law requires men undergo vasectomy after their 50th birthday
     
  7. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Carefully raises hand...
    A) I'm not a Democrat. It's just what I'm stuck with after the demise of the Republicans.
    B) I'm very uninclined to support the bill as written(what was posted).
    But a guy with three kids he doesn't support, leaving the responsibility to the rest of us, yeah I'd consider it. Very definitely.
    Procreation is not a right, it's a responsibility.
    Tom
     
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  8. Terry Sampson

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    Not by the hair of my chin-chinny-chin. But I am in favor of background checks, ... oh wait! that's for would-be gun buyers.
     
  9. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    How about this?
    Conceive another child while you're depending on means tested government aid to support the children you already conceived and you're given a choice.
    A)Take responsibility and get off the aid.
    B) Accept sterilization as a consequence of choices you've made.
    Tom
    ETA ~Notice that I didn't refer to the gender of the parent.~
     
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    It's no more intrusive than abortion banning legislation.

    On a related note, I think that if a woman reaches menopause and has had zero kids, she should get a HUGE retirement grant. If she's had one kid, she should get a decent sized grant.
     
  11. Gerry

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    It’s Alabama.
    You expect rationality?
     
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    is that state run by a woman ?
     
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    Yes, that's what it is about.
     
  14. Father Heathen

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    Well, you do have men trying to pass intrusive laws on women's bodies.
     
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    Brilliant!
    But 50? Why not 40, or 30?
     
  16. Father Heathen

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    The problem is that the intended point and message will fly way over the heads of those that it is aimed at, as some of the posts in this thread demonstrate.
     
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  17. Landon Caeli

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    Is this part of a womans body?

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  20. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Maybe you should review basic science, like "Life cycle of a primate."
    Tom
     
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