This is what can happen when men’s bodies, genitals & reproductive capacity are policed in the same way as women.
i.e. “personhood” of semen, rectal exams and cardiac stress tests for men seeking erectile dysfunction meds, men seeking Viagra to watch a video showing the treatment for persistent erections, ejaculating anywhere outside of a woman’s vagina would constitute an “action against an unborn child”
I could get with some of these bills, like the one that would required the state to pay the college tuition and health care costs of children born to women who decide against an abortion after seeing a required ultrasound image. Or the one that says any man who impregnates a woman without her permission should pay a $25,000 fine, support the child until age 21, pay for its mother’s health care, housing, transportation, and nourishment during pregnancy as well as get a vasectomy, “in the spirit of shared responsibility.”
But more importantly, women (and everyone for that matter) should be able to have autonomy over own bodies, including abortion. So while these bills don’t get to the root cause of why the state (and religious leaders) police women’s bodies and use of contraception, I appreciate the symbolic value of it all; drawing attention to how ridiculous the debate about abortion and contraception has become.