An Oklahoma state representative proposed a legislative idea that would mandate vasectomies for young men in the state.
Mickey Dollens spoke before legislators and said on Thursday that he is thinking about introducing the legislation next year.
“I would invite you to co-author a bill that I’m considering next year that would mandate that each male, when they reach puberty, get a mandatory vasectomy that’s only reversible when they reach the point of financial and emotional stability,” Dollens told GOP lawmakers.
“If you think that’s crazy then I think that maybe you understand how 50 percent of Oklahomans feel, as well,” the Democrat added.
"I would invite you to co-author a bill that I'm considering next year that would mandate that each male, when they reach puberty, get a mandatory vasectomy that's only reversible when they reach the point of financial and emotional stability."
— OK State Rep. Mickey Dollens (D) pic.twitter.com/AvszMmDt7M
— The Recount (@therecount) May 20, 2022
Of course, liberals think crippling a man’s ability to produce offspring is a lovely idea.
To all the angry males, if mandatory vasectomies sounds absurd, the idea of government regulating women’s reproduction should too.
— Rep. Mickey Dollens (@MickeyDollens) May 21, 2022
Oklahoma State Rep. Mickey Dollens (D) suggested if it the government wants to ban abortion, then men should be forced to get vasectomies until they reach the point of financial and emotional stability.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 20, 2022
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander! – Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Dollens (D) proposed legislation that would mandate young men get mandatory vasectomies! https://t.co/6WKw2LvG0p
— Jimmie Cooper, RN. 🌊 (@jimmiecooper52) May 22, 2022
From Business Insider:
Dollens’ remarks were made as the Oklahoma legislature debated HB 4327, a restrictive law that effectively bans abortion from the moment of “fertilization.” The legislature on Thursday passed the bill, and Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign it into law.
If enforced, Oklahoma’s law would be one of the strictest abortion restrictions in the country.
The legislation comes as the Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that legalized abortion in the United States. Politico earlier this month published a draft Supreme Court opinion signaling a reversal of Roe v. Wade. In the draft, Associate Justice Samuel Alito characterized abortion as “egregiously wrong from the start.”
In related news, an MSNBC columnist said men should get vasectomies to fight for abortion rights.