Texas Legislator Proposes $100 Fine for Masturbation
When I saw this headline, my first thought was that we're dealing with a crazy person. Then I remembered that there are those who want to legislate morality, but this story is a little different.
According to CNN, Texas Democratic Rep. Jessica Farrar has proposed the fine in a bill that she doesn't actually expect to be passed, in an effort to point out a double standard for women who face obstacles in their health care. The proposal comes in response to restrictive abortion laws in the state of Texas that has resulted in the closing of a number of clinics, and not allowing abortions after a 20-week mark. Texas law also requires that women get an ultrasound procedure and get state-directed counseling. Farrar's proposal would require men to undergo a 24 hour waiting period before undergoing a vasectomy, a colonoscopy or if they want to get Viagra