If a woman can’t have control over her own uterus then a man should not have total control over his reproductive organs, at least that is the opinion of Alabama lawmaker, Rolanda Hollis.
In response to last year’s near-total abortion ban in Alabama, Miss Hollis has introduced a bill that would require a man to undergo a vasectomy, at his own expense, “within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.”
House Bill 238, introduced on Thursday notes that, “Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men.”
The bill, Hollis says in a statement she shared with 18 Karat Reggae, “is meant to neutralize last year’s abortion ban bill, and sends the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” Further, she told AL.com, “It always takes two to tango. We can’t put all the responsibility on women. Men need to be responsible also.”
The online backlash was swift, of course, with critics calling it “wrong,” “sick,” and “Communism,” although plenty of supporters got her point, and celebrated it, saying, “Ha! Stay out of my uterus!”