Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wilmington City Council Recognizes "Personhood" Rights For Sperm

Kudos to the Wilmington City Council, Delaware, for passing a satirical protest resolution authored by Councilwoman Loretta Walsh advising the Delaware legislature, other state legislatures and Congress to legalize "personhood" status for eggs and sperm. After women were shut out of a House contraception hearing, saw bills calling for mandatory ultrasounds, witnessed the Blunt amendment almost squeak by and heard Rick Santorum telling impregnated rape victims to make the best of it, it's time for men to have restrictions placed on what they can do with their bodies, including "destroying his semen":

The Wilmington City Council has a message for men -- sperm are people, too.

The council for Delaware's largest city passed a resolution by an 8-4 vote Thursday calling on the Delaware legislature, other state legislatures and the U.S. Congress to pass laws granting "personhood" rights to eggs and sperm. The resolution was authored by councilwoman Loretta Walsh as a protest in the current battle over women's health care access.

"[E]ach 'egg person' and each 'sperm person' should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian," says the resolution. "[L]aws should be enacted by all legislative bodies in the United States to promote equal representation, and should potentially include laws in defense of 'personhood,' forbidding every man from destroying his semen."

..."What's good for the gander is good for the goose," said Walsh...

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