The Wilmington City Council has a message for men -- sperm are people, too.
The council for Delaware's largest city passed a resolution by an 8-4 vote Thursday calling on the Delaware legislature, other state legislatures and the U.S. Congress to pass laws granting "personhood" rights to eggs and sperm. The resolution was authored by councilwoman Loretta Walsh as a protest in the current battle over women's health care access.
"[E]ach 'egg person' and each 'sperm person' should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian," says the resolution. "[L]aws should be enacted by all legislative bodies in the United States to promote equal representation, and should potentially include laws in defense of 'personhood,' forbidding every man from destroying his semen."
The vote came the same day that the U.S. Senate voted down an amendment that would have given employers the right to refuse any health care service to employees for moral reasons.
Walsh isn't the first lawmaker to introduce such a measure. Sen. Constance Johnson, a Democratic state senator from Oklahoma, introduced and later withdrew an amendment to a "personhood" bill that would have given zygotes the same rights as adults. "However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child," reads the amendment.
Other legislators have lodged similar protests. As the Virginia legislature considered a bill requiring women to undergo mandatory ultrasounds before abortions, state Sen. Janet Howell put forth an amendment mandating that men get a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test prior to being treated for erectile dysfunction. (The mandatory ultrasound bill has since passed the state Senate and the governor is expected to sign, albeit no longer requiring an invasive transvaginal ultrasound.) Georgia state Rep. Yasmin Neal introduced a bill vastly limiting vasectomies for men as a protest against an abortion bill in her state.
"What's good for the gander is good for the goose," said Walsh, according to The News Journal.
I think these fools mistake spem for semen. But if my guys are in store for legal "personhood rights" and my wife's eggs the same, the IRS is gonna owe us a damn nice return next year for tax dedutions for all our dependants!
BTW, gals, Oral sex may now be defined as cannibalism.
The natural "flow" of eggs monthly should automatically convict every woman who reaches that age.
But are priests exempted? Maybe Barry can give a special dispen-semen to them! I'm sure the Catholic Church will agree!
BUT. if I voluntarily give my guys to someone and that "person" doesn't allow them the "honor" of producing another "person" does that girl or guy get charged with murder, too?
And...can I leave my guys at the "Semen R Us Day Care Center" while I work? I'll drop them off every day. I'm sure they'll be well taken care of.
I imagine this was intended as a slam at Republicans. At least I hope so.
The "men" and some frigid "women" who support this maniacally insane thinking need to be locked away, sterilized (for women) and men made eunuchs.
The Golden Rule of the Right:
Do as I say, not as I do!
These nematodes who pass for Right(eous) Wingunt Politicians make the boys in black from the Third look positively sane!
They seem to be in a hurry to meet their god, let's not make them wait any longer.
This country is turning into an even shittier version of the inquisition but it's not because of the liberals!