Today the U.S. state of Arizona continued its bizarre assault on women's reproductive health by passing into law a ban on women menstruating before they are "properly married".
The bill - known as SB 1123 - will make menstration a crime punishible by up to 1 year in prison unless done with a permit signed by the woman's husband.
The goal of the new law is to reduce out-of -wedlock births and cut down on what one Republican male lawmaker deemed "harlotry".
Charles Johnson, a evangelical pastor in Glendale, AZ and president of Arizona Family Values Alliance (AFVA), beleives SB 1123 will change the state for the better:
"Like all bible believing Christians I believe that menstruation is a choice. God did not intend for single women to bear children, yet these women are running around having premarital sex and choosing to risk bringing a child into this world outside of the holy sacrament of marriage. This bill will put an end to that."
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