Lawmakers Bill Forces Men To Get A Note From Wives For Viagra Prescription

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It's about time

In a world where we are used to reading headlines about women needing men's approval for female health care related items, Kentucky steps up and saves us all.

A Louisville Democrat, Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, has finally introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs, to visit a doctor twice and get a note from their wives.

“I want to protect these men from themselves,” Marzian, who is a nurse, told the Courier-Journal.

“This is about family values,” she added.

House Bill 396 also goes on to say that it would also require that someone seeking Viagra, Cialis, Levitra or Avanafil “make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”

“I started thinking, ‘How would this body of men feel if the government was injecting [itself] into their private medical decisions,’ ” she added.

Marzian’s proposal comes a week after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed a bill requiring women to see a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion, according to the Courier-Journal. The “informed consent” bill passed with 92 “yes” votes on Jan. 28, according to WDRB. Marzian was one of three members of the Kentucky House to vote against the law.

A pro-choice supporter, Marzian has argued that government should not be able to insert itself in people’s medical decisions.

“We are very ‘family values’ in the Kentucky General Assembly — they are all awash in Christian family values, so that’s why I put that part in there that [erectile dysfuntion pills] can only be used in a marital relationship,” she said.

Marzian admitted to the station that her bill is more symbolic than serious and she doesn’t expect it to receive much support. And yet, she told the Courier-Journal, she isn’t done introducing provocative proposals.

H/T The Washington Post

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