An Alabama state representative with a history of domestic violence wants to implement Chinese-style eugenic population controls on Alabama men after introducing a law saying that men who reach the age of 50 or who have three children would be forced to pay for their own sterilization.
A state representative from Birmingham filed a bill Thursday that would require Alabama men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 years old or father three children, “whichever comes first.”
The legislation by state Rep. Rolanda Hollis, D-Birmingham, says that a man will have to pay for the vasectomy “at his own expense.”
Hollis said the bill is a response to last year’s abortion bill that passed the legislature and included a near-total ban on abortion.
“The vasectomy bill is to help with he reproductive system, and yes, it is to neutralize the abortion ban bill …it always takes two to tango,” she said. “We can’t put all the responsibility on women. Men need to be responsible also.”
Hollis explained that she is “both” pro-life and pro-choice.
“I do not believe that women should use abortion as a birth control, but I do believe that if a women is raped or if it’s incest or anything like that then she has the choice to do what she wants to do.”
In October, a federal judge blocked the abortion bill from going into effect while courts address challenges to the legislation. The bill would only make abortion legal if the life of the mother is in danger.
“Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men,” reads the legislation’s synopsis. “This bill would require a man to undergo a vasectomy within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever 13 comes first.”
In a similar fashion to Hollis, state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile, tried to address what she saw as hypocrisy on the abortion ban bill by adding an amendment making it a felony for a man to have a vasectomy. The amendment failed. (source)
It was clearly known that this law was not going to, at the current time, be able to pass. However, the fact that she introduced it remains an important matter of principle.
The eugenics movement is real, and it is very strong in the US. It’s limited to no race, but covers anybody because the propensity for men to choose evil is among all.
This is a warning shot about what people like her want to do.
They want to forcibly sterilize you, make you pay for the cost of your own sterilization, and tell you how many children you can or cannot have.
Principles and trying to “prove a point” for the good or bad something may be, but there are lines that are not to be crossed no matter what the circumstances.
The support of eugenics, no matter what the circumstances, is universally unacceptable.