Alabama bill would require men to get a vasectomy when they turn 50

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTHR) - An Alabama lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring men to get a vasectomy when they turn 50.

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D-Montgomery) sponsored House Bill 238, which would create a law requiring men to get the procedure "within a month of their 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first."

The bill notes there is no existing law that places restrictions on a man's reproductive rights.

The man would also have to pay for the vasectomy at his own expense.

The bill had its first read in committee on Thursday.

A judge last October blocked the near-total abortion ban from going into effect, according to The bill only provided an exception if the mother's life was in danger.

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