Wins at life
Oklahoma state senator Constance Johnson has a great sense of humor. To poke fun at the sheer absurdity of the Personhood Amendment which would give zygotes the same rights as extra-utero-American citizens, Senator Johnson added the following language as an amendment to the bill:
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.
Of course, such an amendment would ban all sexual activity, including masturbation.
I have to say, while the amendment was intended in jest and as a nod to Monty Python’s “Every Sperm is Sacred,” if the bill defines human life as beginning at the moment of conception, before it’s even implanted in the womb, then why shouldn’t life begin as soon as sperm squirts its way out of some dude’s penis?
And, to quote Think Progress commenter Donna Foust: “So, if a man uses a condom, is it kidnapping?”
[via Think Progress]
[cross-posted at ABLC]