Proposed Law Will Force Men Get Note From Spouse Before Buying Viagra

Proposed Law Will Force Men Get Note From Spouse Before Buying Viagra

Mary Lou Marzian, a Kentucky state rep., believes that the new law requiring women to have a medical consultation 24 hours before terminating their pregnancy is sexist, so she proposed a bill to the male-dominated house to prove her point.

Under Ms. Marzian’s bill, men would have to get through a series of obstacles in order to obtain medicaments like Viagra. In fact, each man would have to visit the doctor twice and have a signed-and-dated letter from his spouse providing consent and a sworn statement, delivered with his hand on a Bible, that he would use the Viagra only to be intimate with his spouse.

Only married men would be eligible to get it, and she told the NY Times in a phone interview that she thought if we’re going to insert ourselves into women’s most private health care decisions, we should insert ourselves into men’s most private health care decisions as well.

Of course, she did not expect the proposal to pass, as it is tongue-in-cheek, but her point was to wake up women all over Kentucky.

The law about pregnancies, signed by Gov. Matt Bevin earlier this month, passed the Senate 92-3.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky called the policy “an alarming overstep by lawmakers” and they think that it would make both doctors and patients to comply with the will of lawmakers rather than medical expertise, or personal choices.

Only three female Democrats, including Ms. Marzian, voted against the law.

 
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