Sunday, March 18, 2012

Female Legislators Protest Restrictions on Women's Reproductive Health By Focusing on Men

NPR Health blog: In Protest, Democrats Zero In On Men's Reproductive Health, by Teresa Tomassoni: 

For perhaps the first time in recent history, male reproductive health is at the forefront of political debate.

In at least six states, lawmakers — all women and all Democrats — have proposed bills or amendments in the last few weeks that aim to regulate a man's access to reproductive health care. It's their way of responding to the ongoing debate around contraception and abortion, said Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University.

Some would prohibit men from getting vasectomies, such as Georgia's House Bill 1116, which states:

"Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies.". . . 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2012/03/efforts-to-fight-back-by-illuminating-mens-reproductive-health.html

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