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Oklahoma lawmaker proposes legislation that would require mandatory vasectomies

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Posted at 11:25 AM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 14:25:01-04

Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Dollens took a different approach when it came to abortion legislation by proposing mandatory vasectomies for boys once they hit puberty.

As he spoke to GOP lawmakers on Thursday, Dollens added the vasectomies would be reversed only when the men "reach the point of financial and emotional stability," Insider and ABC News affiliate KOCO reported.

Dollens said he made the proposal to show why the government shouldn't regulate reproductive systems.

"To all the angry males, if mandatory vasectomies sounds absurd, the idea of government regulating women’s reproduction should too," Dollens said on Twitter.

His proposal comes after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill in early May that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Last Thursday, the Oklahoma legislature passed a bill that prohibits nearly all abortions starting at fertilization, CNN reported.

The New York Times reported that it'd immediately go into effect once Stitt signs it.