Funniest law of the year

House Bill 4260 has all the legal jargon of any other draft law presented to the Texas legislature.

And its stated aim – to protect unborn children everywhere – is a hot topic among American politicians.

But read its three pages and it turns out Jessica Farrar, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, has an unusual way of going about it: Fining men $100 for masturbating anywhere except in an approved medical facility.

I’d love to see how she proposes to monitor illicit male masturbation.  

“A lot of people find the bill funny,” she told The Houston Chronicle. “What’s not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.”

Texas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the US.

Conservatives across the country believe they have an ally in the White House in the form of Donald Trump, who flirted during the campaign with the idea of locking up women if they had illegal terminations.

Mrs Farrar said the final straw came among a slew of bills, one of which would have forced women to choose whether to bury or cremate an aborted fetus – all part of a strategy to make women feel guilty about their choice.

If you consider each sperm to have sentient life, almost every man is responsible for a genocide that eclipses the number of stars in the universe.

 

The Telegraph

 


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