Fact Check: State Rep DID Propose Requiring Vasectomies For Some 'Inseminators' -- But It's Parody Legislation After Texas Abortion Law

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  • by: Kaiyah Clarke
Fact Check: State Rep DID Propose Requiring Vasectomies For Some 'Inseminators' -- But It's Parody Legislation After Texas Abortion Law  Spoof w/Intent

Did a Democratic Pennsylvania state representative create a bill that enforces reproductive responsibility for men by requiring vasectomies for some "inseminators" and by offering a $10,000 reward for reporting "scofflaws" who don't submit? Yes, that's true, but an October 2, 2021, memorandum of co-sponsorship sent out by Democratic state Rep. Chris Rabb was extravagantly written, tipping off readers his was "parody legislation," as Pennsylvania House Democrats made clear in a follow-up press release on October 4, 2021.

Writing it up without irony, the Gateway Pundit reported in a October 4, 2021, article. Titled: "Pennsylvania House Democrat Introduces Forced Sterilization - Three-Child Limit Legislation," the article opened:

This is utterly sickening population control and they do this while illegal immigrants and refugees are flooding across the open borders.

This is how the article appeared on October 8, 2021:

(Source: thegatewaypundit.com screenshot taken on Fri Oct 8 15:50:07 2021 UTC)

Pennsylvania House Democrats said in their press release that the intention of circulating the memo and draft legislation was to parody the recent Texas abortion ban law, which the parody bill matches in some aspects, including the bounty on inseminators who do not get vasectomies.

Lead Stories reached out to the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus for comment and will update the story when a response is received.

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  Kaiyah Clarke

Kaiyah Clarke is a fact-checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Journalism. When she is not fact-checking or researching counter-narratives in society, she is often found reading a book on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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