PA Democrat Lawmaker Who Proposed Mandatory Vasectomies for Men Backtracks and Now Claims It was Just “Parody Legislation”

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Pennsylvania Democrat Christopher M. Rabb sent out a memorandum last October 2 to all House members regarding his legislation that will enforce reproductive responsibility among men. 

The bill will force men to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or their 40th birthday, whichever comes first.

It sounds like a liberal pipe dream!

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After receiving backlash that included threats of violence, the Democrat lawmaker is backtracking.  He now claims that the proposed bill was a “parody legislation” and he only introduced it because it has “no chance of passing”.

In his press release, Rabb was inspired to propose the bill to spark conversation in response to bills restricting abortion rights across the country.

Local 12 reported:

Rabb says the vasectomy requirement at age forty or after child number three is just meant to spark a conversation.

“I think it’s appropriate to push the envelope and get people talking so I proposed parity legislation so if you don’t understand satire you aren’t going to get it. It’s levity on a very serious issue, but the bottom line is I want to create a conversation about how easily we accept government intervening into the health decisions of women, which should be between them and their family, and then saying what would it feel like if men were being regulated.”

The Gateway Pundit reported this memo two days after it was introduced and the memo itself never say it was for satirical purposes.

Who would assume that lawmakers are introducing legislation just for jokes and laughs?  He says it was a “satirical bill” just for a show? Earlier today a fake news fact-checker reached out to Gateway Pundit for a comment.

I am reaching out about an Oct. 4 Gateway Pundit article  in which you claim that Rep. Christopher Rabb introduced a memo requiring men to undergo vasectomies within six weeks of their third child or 40th birthday. The article is misleading as it fails to mention that this piece of legislation is satirical and aimed at highlighting reproductive rights in Texas and other sites, as noted by several news outlets and Rabb himself.

Mr. Rabb, you should know better. Is it your job now to pass ridiculous bills? Of course, Americans have the right to be outraged. If you think your job is a joke and it is your responsibility to pass satirical bills “just to spark conversation”, then you should resign.

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