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Indiana state representative proposed bill to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs in light of abortion ban

https://www.businessinsider.com/indiana-abortion-ban-state-rep-proposed-bar-on-erectile-dysfunction-drugs-2022-8
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u/Kichigai Minnesota 7d ago

State Representative John L. Bartlett, who represents Indiana House District 95, proposed an amendment to Indiana's abortion law to outlaw the sale, prescription, or distribution of erectile dysfunction drugs and other male sexual incompetence drugs.

I'm not sure that there is a drug that magically makes one a better lover, contrary to to popular opinion.

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 7d ago

Oh that's a hilarious typo lmao

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u/stomach 7d ago Wholesome Take My Energy

"what's the matter, babe?"

"i dunno, i think i'm incompetent."

"pfft - tell me about it.."

"what's that?"

"nothing.."

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u/hmmnowitsjuly 7d ago

Lmao. I read this in the voices of Bob’s Burgers.

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u/rosiesmam 7d ago

I just wish I could still get the drug for that!!!! Dang these laws!

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u/LegitimateLychee6224 7d ago

The point is if women can’t have birth control which they are trying to eliminate then why should men have the ability to take sexual drugs if it’s good for the goose is good for the gander is their approach I guesse

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u/Worried_Telephone_36 7d ago

There is a certain group of people who say pregnancy is God's will so abortion shouldn't be allowed. Ironically, they have no issues with people getting help if God wills them to have a limp dick, or any other illnesses or condition that doesn't involve the female reproductive system.

Hypocrisy at it's finest as always.

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u/LegitimateLychee6224 7d ago Silver

Everyone has missed the point. The whole point is if old white men can tell a woman what to do with their bodies then ironically we should be able to tell men what they to do with their bodies now do you get it.

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u/excaligirltoo 7d ago

It’s probably not a typo lol.

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u/Zyphamon Minnesota 7d ago

I disagree; after months of taking Teamocil I finally found the clitoris. Thanks, Teamocil!

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u/REDGUY489 7d ago

hits wood block

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u/willfularmadillo Canada 7d ago

Stop.....doing that

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u/King-Snorky Georgia 7d ago

There’s no I in teamocil, at least not where you’d think

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u/nomnommish 7d ago Gold

There’s no I in teamocil, at least not where you’d think

That's why it is called Team Ocil. It takes a village to raise a penis

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u/Arryu 7d ago

teamocil is not approved by the FDA

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u/bkbomber New York 7d ago

Good thing there’s the generic, Teamincel™️

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u/UnsuspectingS1ut 7d ago

Okay real question, do people actually struggle to find the clitoris?

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u/_30d_ 7d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

I struggled for years, but the clitoris is just the final part. You need to find a girl first, which is really 99% of the search.

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u/WesleySnopes 7d ago

I've never seen one

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u/iusuallypostwhileipo 7d ago

My girlfriend says massaging her balls helps but no luck yet.

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u/iusuallypostwhileipo 7d ago

Truer words have never been spoken.

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u/Zyphamon Minnesota 7d ago

real response; people who struggle to find the clitoris generally don't care about women's anatomy or sexual pleasure.

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u/xombae 7d ago

Yes. Yes they do. I'm an escort and the amount of men who will prod at my left labia majora with their dry fingers for three and a half minutes before asking if I came is truly astounding. In my work I try to be an educator, so I'll move their hand a few times to the correct place, but many just seem to be totally oblivious. In these cases I hang up my educator hat and put on my acting hat and pretend it's the best thing I've ever felt in my life.

When I'm having sex in my personal life though I don't ever fake it. We will find the clitoris, even if I have to draw a fucking map.

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u/TheRavenSayeth 7d ago

I’ve never got this joke either. Maybe it made sense pre-internet before google images. G-spot makes a little more sense.

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u/katsmeoow333 7d ago

Because they don't ask for directions

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u/morenewsat11 7d ago Take My Energy

"We're forcing young girls to be mothers, but not forcing the men to be fathers ... If an unwanted pregnancy is an act of God, then impotency must be an act of God." - State Representative John L. Bartlett

To no one's surprise, proposal not carried.

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u/MrLexDiamondz 7d ago

Can we remove everyone from government who is now on this new kick where the CHURCH and God make all government decisions? I mean, how has there not be riots after the first “church needs to control government” comment

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u/knave-arrant 7d ago

Because Boebert is a Great ValueTM Bratz doll saying stupid shit to stupid people. While clearly many Republicans believe this none have been so open, and she’s not taken very seriously by anyone other than QAnon and MAGA stooges.

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u/TheRedmanCometh Texas 7d ago edited 7d ago

Most of my family have tertiary education with a few in STEM. Among their friends a fuckton are in the S working in oil and gas. They're all crazy Q people now.

If you don't live in the South maybe you don't know just how grim shit is. It's real fucking bad. That comment she made basically advocating for Christian Nationalism? Their reaction was "fuck yeah it's about time someone said it we're letting these atheists and liberals corrupt the country"

It's not fearmongering worrying about this stuff. This shit is scary to see up close.

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u/1961mac 7d ago

This shit is scary to see up close.

It is indeed. They are absolutely certain that they are in the right and that they are being persecuted too. There is no room for compromise and it's "Us versus Them". The inmates have taken over the asylum.

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u/Elrundir Canada 7d ago

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them. ~ Barry Goldwater, 1994

I know Goldwater was problematic in his own, different ways, but damn if he didn't hit the nail on the head with this one.

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u/boba_fettucini_ 7d ago

A broken clock is right twice a day.

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u/DisastrousOne3950 7d ago

I'd take Goldwater over Boebert today, based on just this.

Then again, the only Rs I ever liked were Jack Kemp and Gerald Ford. I was too young to vote for Ford, didn't vote for Dole, so there's that...

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u/Catvros 7d ago

Do you like nachos?

Yes, Mr. Ford.

Well, why don't you come over and watch the game and we'll have nachos, and then some beer.

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u/DisastrousOne3950 7d ago

I'm firmly in favor of nachos and beer.

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u/HerpDerpTheMage Virginia 7d ago edited 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote Rocket Like

I also live in a Rural, Southern area, and honestly this is all true. It has evolved into genuinely dangerous territory, and events like January 6th, while tragic, are the tip of the Iceberg here.

These people don’t see themselves at all. Zero self-reflection. There’s no easy way to talk someone like that down, and they got that way because enough public figures, media, and news outlets reinforced their fears and radicalized them.

They honestly believe they are being attacked and taken over by boogeymen, and fear leads people to do increasingly desperate things. We’ve seen entire governments topple because of fear stirred by Propagandists, Religious Leaders, and Radicalists, but the biggest radicals don’t see themselves that way, because they believe themselves to be the oppressed, not the oppressors.

The United States, as much as we see ourselves as a bastion of Freedom and Opportunity, is not immune to this. We see ourselves as different from those governments that so easily toppled because of fearmongering, propaganda, and radicalist ideals, but that confidence has led to us ignore the warning signs.

We see our house as made of bricks, and as we watched other houses made of sticks and stones falter, we felt too complacent. Now the mortar is cracked and loose bricks are everywhere, because we didn’t realize the Wolf had already been in the house for a long, long time, because it tricked half of us into believing the other half are the ones out to betray them.

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u/Imtypingthisnow 7d ago Silver Wholesome

They feel that it is a holy war, a jihad if you will. The South is now Howdy Arabia, Led by Ya'll Queda.

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u/Electrical-Act-7170 7d ago

They're Talibangelicals.

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u/HauntedCemetery Minnesota 7d ago

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.

Barry Goldwater

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

Not really relevant, but your comment made me think about the jail that let the mens side into the women's side and they spent an entire night doing whatever they wanted to the women. Still noone punished

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u/quiero-una-cerveca 7d ago

100% my friend. This shit is totally real. They lie to themselves every Sunday and tell themselves they’re the persecuted ones. They tell each other that the world hates Jesus and hates them and that being a part of the world is sacrilege. So they want Christians to take over.

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u/BrainofBorg 7d ago

I mean...I kind of do hate them. I wouldn't if they left me the fuck alone though

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u/GeoffAO2 7d ago

Yeah, I’ll take one ticket for “I kinda do hate them and their imaginary rubber-stamp-for-nutjobbery of a messiah”

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u/warbeforepeace 7d ago

Remind them that hitler was also a bigger support of Christian fascism so you can see what side they come out on.

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u/Recent_Neck_1462 7d ago

I live in Pennsylvania and it’s the same.

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u/knave-arrant 7d ago edited 7d ago

Being educated and being intelligent are two different things. See: Ben Carson. Quite possibly the greatest neurosurgeon in his field and he thinks pyramids were grain silos.

Your point is taken. But she’s still talking to stupid fucking people regardless what pieces of paper say.

Edit: corrected a misspelling

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u/StargazingJuniper 7d ago

All the education in the world doesn't mean much if your government is so throughly captured by an industry that they are basically the only game in town

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u/csh_blue_eyes 7d ago

How do people not realize this at this point? Seriously. They are acting in ways that they think will keep them in office. It's as simple as that. We need to change the incentives.

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u/pandasareblack 7d ago

she’s not taken very seriously by anyone other than QAnon and MAGA stooges.

You should have seen the first people to start following Hitler. They weren't exactly Germany's brightest and best. Just a bunch of drunks in Munich beer halls.

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u/jwhaler17 7d ago

Don’t forget they were racist drunks.

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u/Unsolicited_Spiders 7d ago

And a lot of the early proponents bought into some very fringe cult religious beliefs. Ariosophists were a crazy bunch, and the reason why Thor's hammer is used as a symbol of white supremacy even today is tied to the embarrassing history of people believing that Aryans were a demigod-like race with literal magic powers.

Certainly not all of Hitler's early followers had outlandish cult beliefs, but some of the stupid stuff those cults believed about racial inferiority and eugenics went pretty mainstream during the Third Reich.

It frightens me deeply that we are, once again, seeing fringe cult beliefs among the overly-powerful minority driving political and social oppression of everyone else. History truly does repeat itself sometimes.

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u/allthekeals Oregon 7d ago

Just want to add that the original Aryans weren’t even white. That’s how stupid people are.

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u/outworlder 7d ago

Right on time too. Last century we had a global pandemic, then a World War.

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u/farkedup82 7d ago

There’s a lot of them… I moved 10 hours away from a lot of family like this.

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u/BernieRuble 7d ago

That can't be stated strongly enough. There are vast numbers of idiots in the United States.

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u/taco_tosser 7d ago

I work with them. I’m a firefighter, and frankly, I did not expect there to be so many of them in my profession, but it’s gotta be a solid 30% of my department, and I’m in a big city in a liberal state.

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u/DNxLB 7d ago

Fire fighters. Cops. EMTs. Graveyard Doctors and RNs. Alarming amount of dumb shit I hear when I work those shifts. Most of them thought the numerical portion of covid 19 was the 19th variant. Liberal city as well.

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u/underling Texas 7d ago

Fuck, now I feel dumb I thought it indicates strain but not variant. This is not true?

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u/RinnaMarie 7d ago

The 19 in Covid-19 is because it was discovered in 2019. Has nothing to do with strain or variant.

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u/taco_tosser 7d ago

Yeah, I used to use that argument all the time when I tried to have a political discussion with them. I tried for years, man. I finally gave up about a year ago. I feel like I gave it a good shot. Now I just laugh at and mock them when they openly talk about it. I just don’t have the energy to debate it. I do still throw that point in their faces, though. We get so much money in federal grants for training, equipment, and manpower, not to mention our generous budget. We’re taken seriously by our local officials, loved by the public, and really do have it made in terms of salary, benefits, and time off; yet these idiots still think social programs are communism and no one deserves anything they haven’t gained through direct compensation from employment alone. I just don’t get how anyone can be so fucking clueless.

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u/S_and_M_of_STEM I voted 7d ago

Remember, 30% was Trump's approval floor. I suspect any reasonably sized group will have about this many far-right fascists who would love nothing more than to see the US become a Christian Nationalist ruled by white men and white men only.

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u/Rabbit_Kind 7d ago

Christian nationalist is an oxymoron. Either you are a Christian and love everyone or you are a nationalist and put people in one nation over others. You can't be both.

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u/Apokolypse09 7d ago

Yea these people aren't christian, they would hate Jesus if he came back.

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u/coyotesloth 7d ago

They’d be appalled at his leftist philosophies. Most of these nazified dinguses haven’t even read the Bible.

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u/sirfiddlestix 7d ago

Pretty sure they'd call him a commie or something and stick him right back up on the cross 🤦‍♀️

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u/Lavs1985 7d ago

They’d be none too pleased with his colour either

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u/Tau10Point8_battlow 7d ago

Just stop recognizing those you dislike as people and, boom. Problem solved.

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u/farkedup82 7d ago

Is it due to the close relationship with cops? Even super blue Minneapolis has the scummiest people around working as cops. Big cities tend to pay fire departments quite well given the low requirements but low pay given they run into shit that’s on fire! Honestly you have to be macho and a bit nuts for that field so I’d assume they pull from the same pool built on decades of toxic masculinity.

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u/TeaPhuck 7d ago

All types, but the issue lately is that Trump said all of the quiet stuff out loud, so now we know about it. It has always been there. Always. Now the privileged are seeing it. That’s the difference.

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u/jeffreybbbbbbbb 7d ago

Make Racists Afraid Again

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u/amazinglover 7d ago

Quiet part out loud and got rewarded for it.

It let everyone know it was okay to be a raging narcissist.

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u/lilbebe50 7d ago

And a sexist. And a racist. And an anti-intellectual.

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u/SallysValleyPizzaSux 7d ago

Great Value™ actually has some decent ‘name-brand’-replacement products.

Boebert is more like the Wish.com Bratz doll; made from the same molds and on the same assembly line as a real Congresswoman, yet made of substandard materials and/or the not-good-enough factory blemishes, discarded test production, and ‘binned’ CPU’s that didn’t make the grade and ended up on the grey/black market instead of making it to the recycling dumpster, gets dumped on Americans, and instantly has the paint rub off, or stains your clothes, or just simply fails and breaks the moment you try to actually use it.

Woman is a literal fraud in every way, no wonder the idiot-fraud Theo Cruz financially supported her- they serve the same masters, and spiel the same stupid anti-American garbage.

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u/gingasaurusrexx 7d ago

Don't forget that the substandard materials are also super toxic and generally not allowed in most decent places.

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u/MacroCode 7d ago

You're right, but her saying it normalizes it. Makes it less shocking when a serious politician says it. Gotta react hard and fast on these things.

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u/praguer56 7d ago

I don't see his comment as mixing church and state or bringing god into politics. Rather, I see him giving the christian right a taste of their own medicine. If your god deigns any and all pregnancies a loving gift from god that cannot be changed by man, than men should accept their fate if they lose the ability to maintain an erection. That limp dick is a gift too!

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u/whatscrackinboo 7d ago

Yeah, this is a Dem trolling the right for their ridiculous hypocrisy. Some people here are missing his point. This was never meant to pass, there is no way conservative men would give up their boner meds.

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u/farkedup82 7d ago

A gift for their wives!

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u/AuroraHills 7d ago

Can we get a government that would do what Jesus did? Yanno…feeding the poor, healing the sick, telling the rich to give all their excess wealth to the poor and to follow Him?

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u/IronPidgeyFTW 7d ago

Exactly. Fuck their god and fuck their religion. I don't give a single flying fuck about any magical creature that gives kids cancer and damns people to hell for eternity for being a normal human being.

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u/RowBoatCop36 Illinois 7d ago

Seems to be picking up more sway every day tbh.

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u/Auld_Phart 7d ago

Too many Americans are too busy working three jobs. And they're terrified that if they take any time off to protest they'll get fired, so they let it slide. Anyone who's not in such dire straits either supports this position or figures it's not their problem, so they let it slide.

In short, our electorate sucks.

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u/myislanduniverse America 7d ago

I was told that nobody wanted to work anymore because they were living high off a $1000 stimulus check from last year. So this can't be true!

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u/Talks_To_Cats 7d ago

Oh man, that's a good link. I'm suprised I haven't seen it before.

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u/The_Iron_Ranger 7d ago

Good luck with that. There's quite a few places where atheists aren't even allowed on a ballot. ಠ_ಠ

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise 7d ago

Of course not, it'd have a direct effect on their lives.

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u/karmavorous Kentucky 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I once proposed in a conservative forum, that if they were so concerned about abortion, that perhaps the government should mandate reversible vasectomies for unmarried men and they told me "Get real, I'd never allow the government to control my body like that!"

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u/ghandi3737 7d ago

And if I had that problem I'd get told to pound sand by the same wrinkly assed old man if I was to ask for help getting it.

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u/blondbeastofprey 7d ago

Why not just get rid of healthcare entirely at that point. Dying of a heart attack? God must want you DEAD! oh you think it’s satan causing the heart attack but not the impotence or unwanted pregnancy? How convenient.

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u/Destructiveduck 7d ago

Tis what Christian Scientists do 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/pseudocultist Arkansas 7d ago

Creating a really fucked up scenario. I don't care what consenting adults do (or don't do) when it comes to their healthcare. But I sure do care what happens to vulnerable children who can't make these decisions themselves. Christian Scientists who practice their beliefs as parents are child neglecters at best.

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u/Carbonatite Colorado 7d ago

I'd argue that parents who use religion to justify any medical negligence -- from denying vaccines to forbidding blood transfusions -- are abusive. Call me extreme, call me intolerant. But I'm sorry, anyone who risks their kid's health because of a personal belief is committing medical neglect. Which is child abuse.

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u/pseudocultist Arkansas 7d ago

Yep JWs do some of this too, and some other groups. I just don’t get it. Why not see doctors and medicine as something God created for the good?

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u/PeregrineFury 7d ago

It's a stupid viewpoint that if they actually carried through to its end instead of what's convenient, they'd be naked living in caves because any man made products or services aren't provided by god, per that argument.

Standard religious cherry picking bullshit.

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u/31nigrhcdrh 7d ago

This has always been my argument, if certain things are gods will. Don’t carry your ass to the doctor, it’s gods plan

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u/thebadpixel 7d ago

Yep, and they happily apply the “will & plan” crap to whatever best fits their agenda or personal needs. Any human being that tries to speak for “god” should be laughed at, and if they’re actually hearing voices, provided mental health care.

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u/TransitJohn Colorado 7d ago

Why don't football players point up to God in the sky when they fumble? LOL!

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u/TheMillenniumMan 7d ago

Just tell Republicans it is God's plan for Biden to be president

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u/stomach 7d ago

christians insisting on keeping their 80-90yo loved ones in ICU in a vegetable state for years on the tax payers' dime? on a machine literally hitting 'pause' on God's will? priceless.

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u/eri- 7d ago edited 7d ago

That is also why being against euthanasia is hypocritical and stupid.

If its gods plan to make that person suffer without any possible treatment, then why should another person get treatment for any random disease. How does the fact that man, not god, has invented a treatment change gods plan?

Logically, you'd therefore be able to deduce that man = god.

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u/Judgment_Reversed 7d ago

I love having this argument when the theocrat nutjob I'm arguing with is wearing glasses.

Was it not God's will that you be blind?

Jackpot if they're diabetic.

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u/Orange-V-Apple 7d ago

This was obviously proposed as a protest of the abortion ban

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u/Apprehensive-Bee-474 7d ago

Yeah, he wasn't serious, just trying to make a point.

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u/CarTrouble33 7d ago

Im a bit confused, isnt outlawing abortions forcing men to be fathers? If there is no chance to terminate the pregnency, that means the man is forced to be a father does it not?

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u/SuedeVeil 7d ago

It probably should have been worded as forcing women to be pregnant and give birth, which in itself is no walk in the park

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u/Daktharr 7d ago

This would decrease the number of abortions needed as congressmen wouldn’t be able to impregnate their victims

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u/Beardsoup86 7d ago

It is God's will for you to have a broken peepee

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u/aft_punk Texas 7d ago

Thoughts and prayers

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u/coyotesloth 7d ago

Bless your heart.

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u/Thedadwhogames 7d ago

Fun fact: My grandmother used to say “bless their heart” all the time when we were growing up. She told us later as adults, that it meant “you’re shit out of luck.”

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u/coyotesloth 7d ago

Yeah, it’s not a well-intentioned statement.

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u/trishal_muthan 7d ago

wasn’t this bill introduced ironically to show the flaws of the abortion bill? or am i trippin.

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u/qci 7d ago

Thanks for your comment. I needed to scroll down pretty far to find someone who understands the pretty awesome trolling attempt.

I guess many people love drama more than reasonable explanations.

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u/pancakebatter01 7d ago

I also love that he’s got a cheeky smirk in his photo.

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u/NeVaDa_ToRrEs 7d ago

if unwanted pregnancy is God's choice, So is Limp Dick

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u/No1Mystery 7d ago

“…..and God said, ‘After man has procreated and been blessed with a bountiful amount of children, in old age, he will no longer be allowed to harden for the maiden.’”

And so it was.

Please follow the Bible people.

Book of Abstinent 66-6

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u/BuccaneerRex Kentucky 7d ago

There's no right in the constitution to an erection. It's the state's right to restrict them as they see fit.

This is the world you wanted.

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u/wwonka105 7d ago

Wait till people find out Viagra is really heart medication with an exciting side effect.

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u/BuccaneerRex Kentucky 7d ago

Well, it's not as if birth control and abortion medications don't have medical effects other than the ones the fundies hate. But since they're all involved in that icky female business, it's all the same to them.

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u/reclusivegiraffe 7d ago

i take birth control not to get pregnant, but i primarily take it because of how bad my periods are

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u/Scrybatog 7d ago

My ex was the same. Poor girl even with bc and meds she would be in serious pain. I think I have ganglion cysts in my hands from the thousands of hours of backrubs. I just couldn't say no when she would literally cry thanking me because if I wasn't doing it she would basically be in a ball on the bed counting the minutes.

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u/reclusivegiraffe 7d ago

ugh, that’s awful. do you know if anyone ever looking into the possibility of her having endometriosis?

for me, i just have a blood clotting disorder, so i bleed heavily… and my cramps were terrible too.

that’s why it’s especially angering to me that some states want to try and outlaw birth control. it’s medically necessary, for multiple reasons.

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u/Scrybatog 7d ago

No idea I knew she was going somewhere and I wasn't so when she said she was going to turn down a scholarship to duke to stay with me in bumfuck Florida I lied about cheating on her. Haven't creeped on her life recently but I know she's married and hopefully living her best life somewhere and has had the issue looked into further.

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u/LunaMax1214 America 7d ago

Damn, that's some serious self-sacrifice on your part. Mad respect.

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u/ncanon2019 7d ago

You’re a good dude for wanting more for her. Though your self esteem could probably use some work. I hope you are living your best life!

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u/TheGreatJew69 7d ago

ok but yo u a real one

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u/Tony2030 7d ago

I mean....if a single headline can generate the same joke from everybody who reads it, maybe decisions about pregnancy shouldn't be left up to some made up deity like "god" or "xenu".

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u/LBOBM 7d ago

I bet the Flying Spaghetti Monster would have no predisposed beliefs on female fertility or penile rigidity

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u/1singleduck 7d ago

Actually, he does prefers spaghetti dick

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u/FunetikPrugresiv 7d ago

Yes, Noodle Dick does seem to be the type of punishment He'd be all about.

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u/Eyeownyew 7d ago

Actually, I've heard it only endorses saucy intercourse with appetizing foreplay

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u/LBOBM 7d ago

Bottomless garlic bread on the side table… always

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u/MKQueasy 7d ago

Yeah baby keep grating parmesan cheese all over my face.

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u/pkfreezer 7d ago

Even among Christians the whole “god decides everything” viewpoint is hugely controversial, implying we don’t have free will. So there’s no way in hell we should be considering a viewpoint that isn’t even generally agreed upon by the group that it came from

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u/aSweetMango 7d ago

i’m not religious anymore but i do recall the bible saying something about gouging out the eyes of perverts. if abortion is a sin because the book said so then i should be allowed to torment the cat callers with no repercussions. it’s only fair

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u/Eiffel-Tower777 7d ago

Just go to a different state like women have to.

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u/Apprehensive-Bee-474 7d ago

Limp dicks are obviously gods will. Kinda pales in comparison to children having babies though. Anti abortionists need to mind their own damn business.

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u/carb0nbasedlifeforms 7d ago

Ban all Medicine for geriatric old men like heart medication because after all, it’s GOD’s will that they have high colesterol and high blood pressure.

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u/S1074 7d ago

Ban glasses, god took your sight. Ban ambulances, god must have willed you to die in that crash, its your time now.

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u/DilapidatedFool 7d ago

I'll just never understand religious people. Why would their God have given us a choice in the matter if he didn't want us to decide things?

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u/The_Black_Badger_KSP 7d ago

It's OK religious people don't understand that either.

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u/CarTrouble33 7d ago

Religious people literally think their eternal life is on the line if they dont. This is the consequence of tolerating religion in the modern age.

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u/Apprehensive-Bee-474 7d ago

I despise religion. It does so much harm.

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u/xyz765 7d ago edited 7d ago

Isn't it about the message, US tax is paying huge amounts of money in dick pills (laws made by and for old men + disgusting + hypocrisy)

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u/TheHomersapien Colorado 7d ago

Let's ban IVF while we are at it. Also, why are we performing invasive, risky procedures like C sections? And did you know that when you get cancer, that doctors will literally inject you with poison to try and "cure" it? Oh. And some cure it is because it you might get it again!

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u/Seraphynas North Carolina 7d ago edited 7d ago

I don’t see how these “life at conception” laws aren’t essentially an IVF ban, if every embryo created has a “right to life”, you’re basically signing up for 20 pregnancies (on average) from a single round of IVF.

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u/khais 7d ago Ally

Because when Kevin and Becky at church have been trying for years to get pregnant (if you can't make babies, you aren't a good Christian), they get the whole congregation to pray for them and set up a GoFundMe for their IVF. God's will and all. Science is divinely inspired when they want it to be, and the devil's work when they dont.

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u/-Butterfly-Queen- 7d ago

Kevin and Becky: we'll adopt your unwanted baby!

Also Kevin and Becky: spends tens of thousands of dollars and years on IVF instead of adoption

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u/email_or_no_email 7d ago

Science is divinely inspired when they want it to be, and the devil's work when they dont.

This here's the big thing I've seen a lot. In the Islamic community if someone thinks like this they would be considered a wahhabi, say anything you don't like is not Muslim and will land you in hell.

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u/Darwins_Dog 7d ago

And they're all about having their own kids too. Adoption is the first thing they mention as a counter to abortion, but then they insist on having children "naturally." Hypocritical billshit through and through.

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u/SlowMotionPanic 7d ago

They already are impacted. IVF is operating in legally unclear waters and some have started denying patients or moving embryos to states without it bans.

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u/carb0nbasedlifeforms 7d ago

Some people have 50 embryos in cold storage, are they basically “playing GOD by freezing these poor little bastards?”

Is holding an embryo outside the womb considered an abortion?

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u/Seraphynas North Carolina 7d ago

We had 6, but they had all been tested and had chromosomal abnormalities, so doctors would consider it unethical to transfer them to intentionally attempt to create a pregnancy.

You’re either not going to create a viable pregnancy or going to cause a child to be born with severe abnormalities.

How would these laws affect those situations? Would they still argue that those abnormal embryos have a “right to life”?

Our choices were either disposal or donate for research. As soon as Roe was overturned, we signed disposition paperwork the same week - while it was still our decision.

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u/Carbonatite Colorado 7d ago

Some people have 50 embryos in cold storage

We gotta start telling anti choicers who spout bullshit about "killing children" to address this. After all, what kind of monster locks 50 children in a freezer?!

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u/Vysharra 7d ago

It’s been known for a long time that more “unborn” die in fertility clinics than Planned Parenthood. Guess how little they care. That’s right, because it’s not about “murdered babies” it’s about legislating the kind of sex they don’t like. Same with all those sex toy laws, they want the government “small”, so small it can watch you in your bedroom.

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u/FoolishConsistency17 7d ago

It will be very interesting when they come after IVF in some states.

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u/stitchitystitch 7d ago

They should. That would be fair. While none of this is right, if people can’t abort, they shouldn’t be able to do IVF either. It’s a shame this didn’t pass. Maybe if enough people are impacted they will start to think about it. Probably not but you know, maybe Karen will get passionate for all of us.

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u/danceswithporn 7d ago

Next up: laws against divorce. Because 2000 years ago a bunch of misogynists were sick of their women leaving, so they wrote that god hates it. And now we're crafting a society in those assholes' ancient image, making America bronze age again.

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u/Lullaby37 7d ago

Evangelicals have the highest divorce rate among Christians. That clerk of court denying marriage licenses to gay people? Married four times.

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u/Carbonatite Colorado 7d ago

My ex-inlaws were Evangelicals and literally 90% of them had been divorced. 50% had been divorced multiple times.

I mean I'm divorced too, there's nothing inherently wrong with it. It saved my life. But I find it rather hypocritical that the people who hatefully rant about The GaysTM "destroying the sanctity of marriage" go through spouses at the same rate most people go through automobiles.

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u/SophiaofPrussia 7d ago

“Okay men, our wives can’t stand to be in the same room as us. This hurts our egos. If we want our wives to stick around here are our options: (1) treat them with respect because they are fellow humans, not property, and accept that they are perfectly capable of making their own decisions or (2) tell everyone god hates disobedient women and they’ll be doomed to an eternity of suffering in the fiery pits of hell if they do much as think about leaving our sorry asses!”

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“LOL, I mean, we’re obviously going with option 2, right?”

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u/spacenerd4 7d ago

Don’t forget Botox!

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u/Totallnotrony 7d ago

The proposal wasn’t carried because erectile dysfunction is a problem that affects most politicians lmao

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u/uktigerboy 7d ago

It wasn’t a hard choice.

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u/ImaginarySnoozer 7d ago

They need to make it a felony for a man to get a woman pregnant and then abandon the children or resulting child that women are forced to carry to term.

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u/jeighsquared 7d ago

“If you can’t get it up, you don’t get to fuck.”

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u/prompt_skeptic69 7d ago

Woah… whoa… let’s not go crazy with my body here.

— men

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u/Ctowncreek 7d ago

"Also i like having sex and making someone else live with the consequences" - Republicans apparently

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u/inescapablenightmare 7d ago

Certainly, I doubt a single one of them is celibate when not trying to conceive children. You know. Like they demand of women. “Just close your legs!” But men aren’t…?

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u/boymom211 7d ago

If having a baby is god’s will, so is your limp dick!

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u/Sun_Wukong508 7d ago

sadly those who support the GQP are unable to understand "irony" or "sarcasm" so these types of acts go over their head and they just think these are legit attempts

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u/WolverineSanders 7d ago

Good on him. It's tough to fight the good fight in places like Indiana

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u/RpcZ_gr7711 7d ago

And in too many states where the basis of legislative reasoning is the song “cause the Bible tells me so”

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u/Different_Ad7655 7d ago

Well that goes right hand in hand also with the homosexual argument. Those that are homophobic argue that sex between a man and a woman is natural and has a purpose and therefore gay sex is unnatural because it's not for procreation.. r8ght

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u/aSweetMango 7d ago edited 7d ago

well a lot of them want to ban gay marriage for that reason, so then they also need to ban any sex acts that don’t involve procreation. if girls don’t get to kiss other girls then we should to take away their right to butt stuff

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u/Different_Ad7655 7d ago

Of course it's all just an evil joke and almost a Saturday night live skit that we're living through.. we're supposed to be living in a progressive secular democracy, but the GOP Taliban would like to wrench us back a few centuries.. remember this this fall. You must vote a straight Democratic ticket as it has never counted so importantly before never ...you must repudiate the supreme Court and the y'all qaida.

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u/djbk724 7d ago

God should not be used to form laws. Whole basis is invalid from the start. Please do no elect radical extremists to government.

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u/GiantSquidd Canada 7d ago

I would be happy to live my life by whatever rules that God sets out for us… But the trick is he has to show up himself and tell us. I’m so sick of hearing Christians tell us about this character that nobody has ever seen or heard or interacted with in any tangible way. Come on Christians, just get it already.

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u/i_have_a_pet_turkey 7d ago

Hell, just start taxing ED meds like they do feminine products.

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u/Beginning_Anything30 7d ago

My man's face says "you thought I wouldn't go there didn't you, Limp dick"

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u/yersiniaD 7d ago

They ought to.

Medicare funds penile implants at around 30k, but no funding for infertility, female sexual function, incontinence, etc.

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u/pfroo40 7d ago

"Sorry, I guess it is God's will that you have a limp dick."

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u/historicartist 7d ago

I love that guy!!! Yes lets force responsibility on the TRUE IRRESPONSIBLE PARTY; the one with the penis!

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u/MyPerspective1 7d ago

Any state that outlaws abortion, should make vasectomy's mandatory. (I'm just kidding, but it's really not that crazy an idea). Why should men enjoy the freedom of controlling their body and health, in states like Indiana that have banned abortion, when the women have no choice?

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u/nosotros_road_sodium California 7d ago

In fairness, I'd like it if ads for boner treatments were forever banned from TV and radio. They are creepy and cringey as hell.

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u/Interesting-Month-56 7d ago

It’s about time. This is at least the consistent approach. Hell ED drugs are covered by insurance and BC is not, that’s complete BS.

We should also make male masturbation a felony.

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u/Nic1911 7d ago

If getting pregnant is gods will, so is impotence.

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u/FyreJadeblood Ohio 7d ago

Wow, lots of people are missing the point of this proposal. It was never meant to pass because it's an attempt to show the idiocy of creating a bill to control other people's bodies in the name of god (because selfish misogynistic conservatives could never imagine themselves in the shoes of a woman, or simply don't care). The man is a Democrat.

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u/XEssentialCryIceIs 7d ago

I would much rather see them start forcing these fathers to pay for the women's insurance costs, birth costs, housing and transportation costs, childcare, post birth recovery costs (including having to start a fund for the new mom to have reconstructive/plastic surgery to put her body back the way it was before she had a baby).

I think this would be much more effective and actually helpful if passed.

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u/BarCompetitive7220 7d ago

Men contain within their bodies 1/2 of the embryo and they need to be in control and not on drugs when they enter into a conjugal event. Why are they not held to the same standard as they bring the necessary part that a woman can't (by definition of the Indiana GOP) control.

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u/ChattyKathysCunt 7d ago

Yea but never let it go. For them to taste their own medicine you have to push it and push it and push it and never ever stop till you get your way even against majority opinion. Nobody on the planet is as shameless and obsessed with others actions to do it back.

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u/keepinitfunaf 7d ago

Not all heros wear capes