Politics

Video: Georgia State Rep. Yasmin Neal Wants to Ban Vasectomies

| by Michael Allen

Georgia Democrat State Rep. Yasmin Neal has proposed a law that would ban the practice of vasectomies, except in cases where a man faces serious health risks (video below).

Rep. Neal's bill was crafted as a response to a 'fetal pain bill' proposed by Georgia Republicans, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks (which is also the law in the UK).

In her video, Rep. Neal says: “Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies."

"It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”

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The Centers for Disease Control stated in a 2003 report that 1.4 percent of abortions happen past 21 weeks.