More heat has come down on T.I. for the comments he made about his 18-year-old daughter and “checking her hymen” and now the statement has become an anomaly in the political arena.
New York Congresswoman Michaelle Solages has introduced a bill that would prohibit doctors to perform “virginity tests” in response to T.I.’s statement about ensuring his daughter’s virginity with these physician-sanctioned tests.
According to a report from TMZ, the bill says, “Section 1 of the bill adds two new sections … to the public health law to forbid the performance of a hymen exam on women as a means to ascertain whether a woman is a virgin.” It continues, “[T]he bill stipulates that if someone disregards these rules, it will be considered an act of professional misconduct.”
The Long Island, NY politician wants to make the practice a D felony, with the physicians who administer the tests possibly being charged with sexual abuse.
T.I. attempted to cop a plea when questioned about his statements by Jada Pinkett-Smith, in which T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, said that his statement was nothing more than a joke taken out of context.
It has not been confirmed when the bill will be voted on.
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