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Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat, said it is not right for men to dictate what choices women can make about their bodies when women have never tried to impose their views on men.

“Never in the history of the republic, to the best of my knowledge, have a group of women ever gotten together to lobby to do away with vasectomies or prostate operations as long as men were of child-bearing age,” she said.

While the bill will move forward to the House floor, it is unlikely it would pass the Democratically-controlled Senate nor be signed into law by President Obama.