An old white man with heavy links to the establishment feels entitled to knock down a bill (or indeed BILLS) designed to reduce the unnecessary suffering of young women because he is riding a personal hobbyhorse. And this is supposed to be good governance.
It’s 2019, this isn’t good enough.
When pondering this story if you read it all (and you should), it’s very important to note that he didn’t bother to block laws proposed by his friends. This does make his story rather less credible.