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Pro-Choice Texas Congresswoman uses taxpayer money to insult our intelligence

Liberals become apoplectic when Conservatives oppose murdering babies.

Some stories are so crazy on their own that merely reporting them seems like a spin. So let me quote some of this Texas Tribune story so you can read the details for yourself:

When it comes to issues related to health, state Rep. Jessica Farrar says that men should have to undergo the same “unnecessary” and “invasive” procedures that she says Texas women are subjected to under recently passed state laws.

That’s why the the Houston Democrat on Friday filed House Bill 4260, which would fine men $100 for masturbating and create a required booklet for men with medical information related to the benefits and concerns of a man seeking a vasectomy, a Viagra prescription or a colonoscopy.

The bill would also let doctors invoke their “personal, moralistic, or religious beliefs” in refusing to perform an elective vasectomy or prescribe Viagra, among other proposed requirements in the bill.

The Texas Representative who is behind this bill is trying to satirically counter the anti-abortion argument currently battling its way through the Texas legislature. She thinks she’s being clever:

In proposing a fine for masturbation, Farrar says that if a man’s semen is not used to create a pregnancy, “then it’s a waste … because that semen can be used — and is to be used — for creating more human life.”

Farrar continued: “Men have to answer for their actions and so forth. So if there’s going to be an emission, it would have to be done in a hospital where the semen could be preserved for future pregnancies or it would be directly deposited into the vagina of a woman.”

BROKEN LOGIC

The Congresswoman is comparing semen to a fertilized egg. They are not the same thing. They aren’t even close to being the same thing. If this were a debate over what a woman has the right to do with her unfertilized eggs, then it would be an appropriate analogy to debate what a man has the right to do with his semen.

But this is a debate over what woman have the right to do to fertilized eggs. Fertilized eggs are unborn humans. The law has criminalized murder. Murdering someone can net you the death penalty — or at least life without parole.

A man who accidentally spills a cup of his semen at a fertility clinic does not deserve the death penalty. Neither does, for that matter, a woman who passes through her menstral cycle every month. This congresswoman’s argument is absurd. It is beyond absurd.

It’s a joke, and an offensive one at that. Who’s taking the bait? There are eight comments on the story at Perez Hilton’s website. He is opposed to conservative values. You would think his readers would be, too. And yet, judging from those comments, you’d think his readers were a bunch of anti-abortion Conservatives.

h Bag writes:

There’s a difference between masturbating and killing your child but I’ll let God handle it.

Marissa follows that up with a serious question:

So what’s next? Women being charged with manslaughter every time we have our periods?

Texans ought to be ashamed of this kind of behavior. To voice their displeasure, maybe they’ll vote for House Bill 948, which is straight-forward: it charges both abortion providers and women who receive an abortion with murder.

With all this political grandstanding and laughable rhetoric mixed with poor logic, who will stand up for the unborn babies? Who will be their defender? That’s the question that shouldn’t be lost among all the distraction.

Read the original article by clicking here (but first take a deep breath).

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