|Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei with wife #3)|
(This item is a month and a half old, but is suddenly trending because the Guardian just noticed it. The Washington Post had it in June.)...The framework of legislation that would ban abortions, vasectomies, tubectomies, and any form of sterilization passed. Convicted offenders would face lengthy prison terms. Also included in the bill was a prohibition on any advertisement that promotes decreases in the birth rate.Lawmakers have not yet clarified who will be punished -- health care providers or patients who choose to undertake these procedures.