Want Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction? Ask the Wife first…

coupleImagine having to get written permission off the girlfriend or wife before requesting Viagra for male impotence from Medical Specialists®, it would probably deter men from coming to us to order and maybe invoke some debates about one’s civil rights.

However, this is a very real prospect over in the United States after a female politician proposed the ridiculous idea as a way to fire back at those planning to create new anti-abortion legislation.

Democratic Congresswoman Mary Lou Marzian conjured up a new bill forcing men to get permission from their wives before they could be prescribed Viagra from their doctor, in opposition to the restrictive abortion laws in Kentucky and various other states in America.

The bill calls for the man to calls for the man to “make a sworn statement with his hand on the bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”

In addition to the sworn statement with the bible, House Bill 396 would firstly only let married men have access to prescription drugs for their erectile dysfunction problems, and secondly only permit them the treatment if they can actually show they have signed and dated letter with their spouse’s consent.

Ms Marzian, also a registered nurse, explained that she had the idea of the controversial legislation as she wanted to illustrate “how intrusive and ridiculous it is for elected officials to be inserting themselves into private and personal medical decisions.”

“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,” she told CNN.

“When I put this out here, I thought, you know, I will strike a nerve because what is more sacred to men than their ability to have sexual intercourse?” she added.

The proposal comes in the same month that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed an “informed consent” law which forces women to have counselling from a doctor 24 hours prior to undergoing an abortion.

Mr Bevin has also put through legislation that requires women seeking an abortion to have to look at an image of the foetus and hear the heartbeat before they are permitted to go ahead.

The legal limit for abortion in Kentucky has recently dropped to 20 weeks, except in circumstances where the mother’s life is at risk.

Ms Marzian, who is pro-choice, blasted the new abortion laws, saying: “Do we really want a bunch of legislators interfering in private, personal medical decisions?”

The congresswoman spoke to local newspaper the Louisville Courier-Journal admitting that although she doesn’t believe the bill will come to fruition, she thinks it is vital to show lawmakers that it is unacceptable to tell women what they may and may not do with their own bodies.

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