Democratic Illinois State Rep. Dianna Pappas has reportedly claimed that the only way to prevent mass abortions is to castrate men and charge to store their sperm.
Her purported statements appeared to be recounted on Wayne Township’s Republican website after Pappas, who is not new to issuing highly controversial remarks, met with pro-life critics of a currently debated bill – the so-called Reproductive Health Act, a New York statute enacted in January 2019 that expanded the legality of abortion and eliminated a some restrictions with this regard in the state.
One woman, Jackie Hayden, who attended the meeting, wrote shortly afterwards:
“We tried to keep politics out of this equation, as we were here to represent the parish members for Pro-Life. I personally, introduced myself as a business owner, who is a licensed insurance agent. Two minutes into the discussion, she revealed her views on the topic and how we won’t be able to change her mind”.
They then proceeded to describe the way Pappas glanced at her before moving on to detail her “a bit radical” solution:
“Her eyes connected with mine and she said, ‘You know ladies, with technology the way it is, we wouldn’t have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I’ve been told it’s a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…. well then problem is solved!'” Hayden quoted Pappas as saying.
This is reported to be the second time that Pappas has proposed the hair-raising plan to pro-life supporters. Some are opposing the rhetoric, calling for “public servant” Pappas to be censured and formally disciplined over the case: namely, the Frederick Douglass Foundation’s president and speaker for the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, Babette Holder.
“What she said is every bit as bad as what Rep. [Stephanie] Kifowit talked about when she spoke of brewing up a Legionnaires’ potion for then Rep. Peter Breen. There needs to be accountability when you make these kinds of statements and you’re supposed to be a public servant”.
Reacting to the reports, Holder said the lawmaker’s remarks have “racist overtones” and should be formally condemned.
Most users online unequivocally supported Holder in her outrage, with one remarking that Pappas is “venting frustration” with her “extreme” rhetoric:
She's venting frustration over being invisible to men. "Allow" men to be castrated? "Decide" to start a family with no dick and presumably with a swamp beast like her? Who's doing the allowing and the castrating? We are delusional if we take marshmallow heads like this seriously.— Tacitus James (@TacitusJames) 28 апреля 2019 г.
What— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) 28 апреля 2019 г.
Democrat State Representative Says Men Should Be Castrated to End Abortions, Taxed to Store Their Sperm https://t.co/UaIPHYbyLl
State Rep. Dianne Pappas, a Democrat from Itasca reported to say:— Dr. Kevin M. Hay (@kevinhay77) 24 апреля 2019 г.
“if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…. well then, problem is solved! https://t.co/N5iYBg8emx
One attempted to read between the lines, suggesting that Democrats such as Pappas are what will get Trump re-elected, with many eagerly agreeing with the idea:
This is what got @realDonaldTrump elected.— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) 29 апреля 2019 г.
And will get him reelected.
The looney left doubles down on stupid.
Democrat State Representative Says Men Should Be Castrated to End Abortions, Taxed to Store Their Sperm https://t.co/WfqSM95XK7 pic.twitter.com/WxJIpQS6YO
Another great radical left idea.https://t.co/U9Hhc5HETX— Russian Troll Farm (@rtrollfarm) 29 апреля 2019 г.
Democrat State Representative Says Men Should Be Castrated to End Abortions, Taxed to Store Their Sperm— ⫷ † SavedGrace† ⫸ (@yeshua_porvida) 28 апреля 2019 г.
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 it’s just too much anymore. https://t.co/w8IYWj42Yx
One Twitterian even congratulated the Dems on “spawning more and more kooks”:
Castrate all men and then charge them to store their sperm. Now there's a winning political platform.— Tim (@whatnowtim) 28 апреля 2019 г.
Congratulations, Dems. You're *spawning* more and more kooks by the day.https://t.co/7fOhVRzkUE
However, not all netizens shared the same stance, with some sounding no less radical and straight-forward:
Finally someone is ready to put forth some real ideas for real solutions to problems. This is very similar to an idea I had a while back.— Kilometres O'Flunn (@kilometresoflun) 29 апреля 2019 г.
Castrate men to prevent abortions. https://t.co/pZlLHmH8zy
One opted to introduce some corrections to the bill, stating that while solely women should exert control over their own bodies, including pregnancies, there is indeed something “men should be castrated men for”:
I bet there won't be one man that would think this is a good idea. I do not support abortions, however, no one should have control over what a woman does with her body. I can think of a few things I men should be castrated for. Deadbeat fathers, adulterers.— Jeanette Hughes (@jeanetteh83) 28 апреля 2019 г.
The new abortion bill would prohibit the state from interfering in any way with reproduction: it would erase criminal penalties for performing abortions and allow non-doctors to conduct them. In a parallel move, the legislation would repeal the partial-birth abortion ban and conscience protections for medics, according to Life News.
As the Reproductive Health Act is set to spread across the US, in Illinois, pro-lifers have been strongly protesting against the radical comprehensive pro-abortion legislation. State lawmakers have not moved forward with the bill recently, with one possible reason for that being the massive public opposition. For instance, in March, Illinois pro-lifers turned up at the capitol in such vast numbers to showcase their univocal opposition to the bill that police had to close the building due to overcrowding.