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Texas Politician Proposes Law That Fines Men For Masturbation

By Marissa Higgins

There have always been regulations and policies about women's health, and in particular, women's access to birth control and abortions. Sadly, this continues today, with politicians suggesting policies and laws that would inhibit women's abilities to make choices about their own reproductive health and family planning. Which is where one Texas lawmaker got a pretty hilarious policy idea.

Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, filed legislation that would fine men $100 for masturbation. The only exception? If they were doing it a sanctioned session at a hospital or clinic. 

This proposed bill is called the "Man's Right To Know Act" and includes rules on a mandatory waiting period for a vasectomy, or to receive a prescription for drugs like Viagra.