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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:21 PM

Fallback Friday: Let's reconsider Vicki Larson's "It's time to regulate men's reproductive rights"

"...clearly we must stop seeing sex and reproduction through a gendered lens. If hetero people are going to have sex, which may lead to pregnancy, intended or not, we must hold both men and women accountable."


If men are going to continue to believe that they have rights over women’s bodies, especially when it comes to sex and reproduction, then we women must reciprocate. Guys, it’s time for you to be more “personally responsible” when it comes to sex and reproduction.


It’s time to start regulating and controlling men’s reproductive bodies. So here’s what I (VL) propose:


-- Every man 15 and older would be required to take out a $1 million (or more depending on history, genetics, etc.)
potential-pregnancy insurance plan, which would cover the cost of raising a child as well as all pregnancy-and birth-
related costs as well as IPV and other unforeseen problems (see below).
-- Every man 15 and older must go through DNA testing and agree to have his DNA on file, in case paternity is ever
questioned.
-- Every man 15 and older must pay for his own condoms and wear them each and every time he has sex, unless he
and his partner are both attempting to get pregnant. If he refuses to wear a condom — ever — even if his partner
uses her own birth control, he will be subject to a fine and/or prison.
-- Every man 15 and older must pay for his partner’s birth control, of her choice, or be subject to a fine and/or prison.
-- Every man 15 and older must undergo monthly drug tests. If he impregnates a woman and had drugs in his system
— which damages sperm and can potentially lead to birth defects — at the time, he would be subject to a fine and/or
prison. Same with booze and cigarettes.
-- Every man 15 and older would be screened for a personal and family history of IPV, STDs, mental illness, addiction,
developmental disabilities, diabetes, cancer and other health issues, and undergo counseling. He would not be able
to impregnate a woman unless she signed a waiver indicating she is aware of the dangers of having a baby with him,
and agrees to waive her rights, or he would face a fine and/or prison.
-- If a man is employed in a workplace that is known to have carcinogens or other risks, he must find other employment
and wait until health testing clears him before he can impregnate a woman. If he does not, he will face a fine and/or
prison. If there’s an unplanned pregnancy, he may still face a fine and/or prison, and/or his insurance will kick in (see
above) as he could have chosen to have a vasectomy and continue working in his risky workplace.
-- If a man is engaged in risky sports/activities, he must stop doing them before he can impregnate a woman and
continue to avoid them until the child is 18. If he does not, he will face a fine and/or prison. If there’s an unplanned
pregnancy and he continues to engage in risky sports/activities that would interfere with his ability to care/provide
for his child(ren), he may still face a fine and prison, and/or his insurance will kick in (see above).
-- It would be illegal for men over age 45 to impregnate a woman, naturally or artificially, as the baby would likely at a
much greater risk of having autism and/or ADHD as well as Down’s syndrome and schizophrenia; men between 30
and 45 would have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis after genetic testing, and may be rejected unless his
partner signs a waiver.
-- Any man who impregnates a woman through rape would be responsible for paying for all her pregnancy- and birth-
related costs, from medical bills to lost time at work to postpartum depression treatment, and then be responsible
for raising the child by himself, even if he is incarcerated, unless the woman wants full- or part-time physical custody,
or face a fine (that covers all expenses for her and the child, through college) and/or prison.
-- Any man who impregnates a woman — whether his wife, girlfriend, lover or a one-night stand — must pay half of all
her pregnancy-and birth-related costs, what’s known as "preglimony," or face a fine equal to the amount plus
damages.
-- Any man who engages in Intimate Partner Violence against a pregnant partner would be imprisoned on the first
offense; compensation to her would be provided by his mandatory insurance plan (see above), which may also require
more insurance if there’s a personal/family history of IPV.
-- Viagra would be an out-of-pocket expense no longer covered by insurance: any man who asked for a prescription
would be required to prove he actually needs it. A Viagra prescription may be denied for reasons other than for
pregnancy.
-- If a man’s porn viewing is interfering with his partner’s sexual life (based on her testimony), he would be subject to a
fine and/or prison (for repeat offenders).

In the alternative, as suggested by Actor Evan Rachel Wood and Oklahoma State Rep. Mickey Dollens, vasectomies should be mandatory for every male that reaches puberty. It’s an easy, quick and safe procedure that’s done in a doctor’s office and is reversible.

[link:http://omgchronicles.vickilarson.com/2017/01/31/assault-mens-reproductive-rights/|]

[link:https://www.newsweek.com/abortion-law-evan-rachel-wood-1422190|]

[link:https://www.businessinsider.com/oklahoma-state-rep-proposed-legislation-mandating-vasectomies-for-men-2022-5|]

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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:29 PM

1. Who is Vicki Larson?

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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:41 PM

3. Here's a link to her "About" page on her blog...

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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:43 PM

4. Marin Independent Journal

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Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:37 PM

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