Oklahoma Senator Adds Satirical ‘Every Sperm is a Person’ Amendment to Bill
In a (successful!) act of protest against the ridiculous various personhood bills floating around landlocked states in our country, Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson (D) added an amendment to a bill seeking to outlaw all forms of birth control that has taken on a life of its own.
Johnson’s bill evokes Monty Python’s famous song “Every sperm is sacred” and makes masturbation, oral sex, anal sex, or being a sleeping 14-year-old boy (if you know what I mean…) illegal.
Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the language, “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.”
Sperm are people too, y’all! Except that they totally aren’t. Just as every cluster of cells with the potential to become a person is not yet a person.
Women deserve a say in how their own bodies are governed. And both men and women deserve the right to protect themselves from parenthood long before they are ready. The various personhood bills being drafted across America – or even Rick Santorum’s promise to allow bans on all forms of contraception in many states – seek to reduce the power all people possess over their own lives.
Big thanks to Senator Johnson for so effectively putting these GOP-led efforts on blast. Snaps!
(via UB reader and total babe, Eric R.)