Evan Rachel Wood has called for mandatory vasectomies for men in response to harsh abortion bills being introduced in the US. The actress says it is a way to prevent unwanted pregnancies when abortion is not an option.
Wood made the comment in response to Georgia banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which is usually at six weeks. Women often don’t know they are pregnant until at least the fifth week, so the law makes abortion very difficult. “They want to control our bodies,” Wood said.
Mandatory vasectomies until you want to have children. They can be reversed, so,” she tweeted. “Come on guys, Let’s save lives!”
“What’s that? A hard no? Why? Cause it’s your body and we don’t get to make that choice for you? Ooooooohhhhhh!!!” she added.
Wood’s suggestion was met with support among her followers. However, unsurprisingly, many questioned the logic behind it and expressed displeasure at the idea.
Wood later clarified her position, explaining she doesn’t really want mandatory vasectomies because she doesn’t “believe we should legislate peoples bodies.”