A Democratic legislator said he will propose a bill to force men to get vasectomies if they have more than three children.
Rep. Chris Rabb of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives tweeted Saturday that his bill would require "all inseminators" to get vasectomies after having their third child or 40th birthday, whichever comes first. The bill, he said, would allow women to take civil action against men who "wrongfully conceive a child with them" and would reward $10,000 to those who report violations of the law.
"As long as legislators continue to restrict the #ReproductiveRights of cis women, trans men & non-binary folx, there should be laws to address the responsibility of men who impregnate them!" Rabb tweeted.
— Rep. Chris Rabb (@RepRabb) October 2, 2021
The bill is a response to the recently enacted Texas law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur at roughly six weeks. The Texas law allows citizens to sue for $10,000 in damages for illegal abortions that terminate a baby with a beating heart.
Rabb said his forced vasectomy bill idea was inspired by Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Democratic legislator in Illinois. Cassidy proposed an amendment to a bill that would force men to watch a graphic video on the side effects of Viagra before purchasing it. Cassidy describes herself in her Twitter bio as "Illinois's lesbian lawmaker, arch nemesis of the good, the true, & the beautiful & creator of the worst legislation."