Texas Bill Fining Men for Masturbating Moves Forward

Rep. Jessica Farrar D-Houston speaks during a news conference in Austin Texas H

Democratic state Rep. Jessica Farrar of Houston introduced the legislation in March to mock restrictions on women's access to abortion and other health procedures.

Farrar does not expect the bill to become a law, the Independent notes.

The near-impossibility of her satirical Man's Right to Know bill becoming law is underlined by the fact that for it to pass, the Texas House State Affairs Committee chairman, Republican Byron Cook, would have to hold a public hearing on the measure.

Men would be fined $100 for each "masturbatory emission" outside of a woman's vagina or created outside of a health or medical facility.

Her law would require the state to create and distribute a booklet called "A Man's Right to Know", which would be distributed to men on the pros and cons of vasectomies, Viagara prescriptions and colonoscopies.

"Maybe my colleagues aren't capable of that, but the people who voted for them, or the people that didn't vote at all, I hope that it changes their mind and helps them to decide what the priorities are".


As all proposed bills do, it received its first reading in the state's House Of Representatives this week before it was assigned to a committee to be discussed at a later date. For instance, the requirement that men undergo a rectal exam and a waiting period to get Viagra is similar to legislation that requires women to undergo a sonogram - sometimes involving the insertion of a vaginal probe - and a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion.

Then there's the satirical bill's stipulation that men are passed a booklet of materials titled A Man's Right to Know before seeking those procedures with a list of concerns and medical information. "They had everything to do with, as I was told, putting a woman in her place for speaking out".

When Farrar initially filed her bill in March, Republican Rep. "What's not amusing are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very hard for them to access health care".

"Masturbatory emissions" must be stored for the wife for conception.

The Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law Monday. One such bill would require health facilities to bury or cremate aborted or miscarried fetuses.

While some abortion clinics are slowly reopening in Texas, pro-life activists believe House Bill 2's effects will be felt for a long time.

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