New Bill: Wife Must Consent To Husband’s Viagra

New Bill: Wife Must Consent To Husband’s Viagra

Angered by a new law requiring women receive medical counseling at least 24 hours before an abortion, a Kentucky lawmaker decided she was going to “strike a nerve” with her political opponents – in particular, the men.

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(CNN) State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require any man seeking a prescription for drugs to treat erectile dysfunction — such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra — to “have two office visits on two different calendar days” before receiving the desired medication.

Marzian’s House Bill 396 would only allow married men access to the treatments and call on them to “produce a signed and dated letter” demonstrating the consent of their current spouse. They would also have to give a sworn statement — “hand on a Bible” — that the prescription would only be used for sex with their legal partners. 

“As a woman and a pro-choice woman and as an elected official, I am sick and tired of men — mostly white men — legislating personal, private medical decisions,” Marzian, a retired nurse and 22-year statehouse veteran, told CNN. “It’s none of their business.”

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