REPRIMAND/Inequality: End intentionally biased laws restricting lawful acts
Spin the stories any way you want, the fact remains that these laws only impact women who are performing or engaging in lawful acts. These laws represent blatant legislative biases of elephantine proportions (a fitting reference since they are penned almost exclusively by Republicans). These laws are written mostly by men, and intended almost exclusively to restrict the rights of women.
The 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection under the law. Typically we read this as meaning everyone reaps the same rewards from the same rights. Shouldn't equal protection also require that everyone suffers equivalent restrictions under the law. If a state has the legal ability to deny, limit, restrict or alter a woman's access to lawful activities, then surely men must suffer equivalent legislative consequences. Otherwise, these laws have introduced intentional bias.
"Separate and unequal" is not the GOP motto, but it seems to be their current practice. Unless states and the Federal government require equal restriction as well as equal protection, what is there to stop a political party from marginalizing any group of citizens through the same kind of legislative bullying as is currently underway?
We propose the REPRIMAND/Inequality (REsponsible Pairing of Restrictive & Invasive MANDated Inequality) law, that requires that all restrictive or invasive laws which disproportionally affect only one segment of the population must be paired with equivalent restrictions against the rest of the citizenry. In other words, if you limit a woman's access to insurance coverage for birth control, then you must limit men's coverage for an equivalent condition, such as vasectomy. If you wish to ban gay marriage, you must ban some equivalent set of rights of all straight couples. Undo unto others what they have undone unto you. Otherwise, we are not all equal before the law.