No joke! This bill is actually making its way through the Georgia State House forcing men 55 years and older to report their ejaculations to local authorities.
The “revenge bill” concocted by 5-female Democrats is in response to the passing of House Bill 481. Dubbed the “heartbeat abortion bill,” Bill 481 would make abortion illegal in the state of Georgia once a doctor is able to detect a heartbeat in the womb — which usually takes place around 6 weeks.
As predicted, this bill has produced a lot of pushback from Democrats, especially from the 5 Democrats who view the bill as restricting a woman’s right to choose and also unconstitutional.
Thus as a countermeasure, the lawmakers are introducing a bill of their own dubbed (for the lack of a better word) the “SPERM BILL,” or by its more formal name House Bill 604.
Which in part reads, “Any male 55 years of age or older shall immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm.”
Moreover Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick, one of the five sponsors also intends to introduce a “Testicular Bill of Rights” that would seek to regulate male sex organs.
“Ggggooooodddd morning! Introducing my “testicular bill of rights” legislative package. You want some regulation of bodies and choice? Done!”
— Dar’shun Kendrick (@DarshunKendrick) March 11, 2019
For example, men would be charged with aggravated assault for having sex without a condom, criminalize some vasectomies and instate a mandatory waiting period before men can make purchases at sex shops.
Kendrick’s absurd bill is her way of responding to what has become an intangible issue for both proponents of “right to life” activists pitted against those who believe in abortion, even late-term abortions is a “woman’s right to choose.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Kendrick acknowledged that her measure has little likelihood of passing; nevertheless she wanted to draw attention to the “absurd” double standard women are being held to.
The bill, (481), on its face, is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has made it clear in past cases that states cannot ban abortion before the point viability which is usually between 23 to 25 weeks, however Kendrick, a lawyer, notes, that’s just the point.
“It’s unconstitutional on purpose: this is a test case. It is a case to test Roe v. Wade. They’re hoping that it gets up to the Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit is one of the most conservative court circuits that we have, and they’re hopeful that they will uphold part of it, and then they’ll take it all the way to the Supreme Court,” Kendrick says. “They know exactly what they are doing. This is intentional.”
Kendrick, who represents Metro-Atlanta’s 93rd district, has been a vocal opponent of the bill. However, within the last 6-years, she has witnessed the issue of abortion and a woman’s right to choose, come under attack.
“In 2012, we had a bill that took [the cut-off to seek an abortion] from 26 weeks down to 20 weeks, and I knew that as soon as a Republican president got in office and was able to make Supreme Court nominations, that this was the direction we were headed,” she says.
However, on the flip side of this argument, we’ve also witnessed extremists on the far left, pushing the issue of abortion across an invisible threshold that no civil society should ever cross.