Well, it looks like Senator Constance Johnson is at it again!
Last week, we were the first “media outlet” to report on the failed “every sperm is sacred” amendment that Senator Johnson’s tried to attach to the Personhood Act. Now we’ve learned that she’s filed a more reasonable amendment to the bizarre pro-life legislation.
This one, we’ll call it the Rapist Vasectomy Amendment, will force rapists who impregnate their victims to receive a vasectomy and be financially responsible for the offspring until the age of 21.
Sounds cool, huh? Here is the language:
In the spirit of shared responsibility in issues of reproduction, if a woman declares that she is pregnant non-consensually, the sperm donor shall be required to undergo a statutorily mandated vasectomy, shall be fined Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00), and shall also be financially responsible for the offspring of such pregnancy until the age of twenty-one (21).
You know what, this amendment actually make sense! You see, there are no exceptions for rape or incest in the Personhood Act, so if a 14-year-old girl is raped and impregnated by her sick uncle, it would be illegal for the girl to get an abortion. This proposed amendment simply makes sure that the rapists have to financially support the children they father. It also makes sure they can’t have anymore rape babies.
Anyway, we’ll have more information on this amendment as it comes to us. Hopefully it passes. Even crazed archaic theologian lawmakers hate rapists, too. Right?