Monday, 30 January 2012

You Want a Scrip for Viagra? Mandatory Rectal Exam!

Pay back!

The state Senate this afternoon gave preliminary approval for legislation that would require pregnant women to undergo ultrasound imaging before an abortion, but not before rejecting a Democratic senator’s attempt to add what she described as “ a little gender equity” to the bill.

Democrat Janet Howell of Fairfax County proposed requiring men to undergo a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before getting prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra.

“This is a matter of basic fairness,” Howell said.

Senate Bill 484 would require a pregnant woman to undergo ultrasound imaging to determine the gestational age of the fetus, and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image, before having an abortion. The proposed law also requires the abortion provider to keep a printed copy of the ultrasound image in the patient’s file.

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She said she was watching television in her hotel room that evening and saw an ad for an erectile dysfunction drug that included a recitation of “all the serious things that could happen to a man who was going to take this medication.”

“So, I said, it’s only fair, that if we’re going to subject women to unnecessary procedures, and we’re going to subject doctors to having to do things that they don’t think is medically advisory, well, Mr. President, I think we should just have a little gender equity here,” Howell said, explaining her amendment.

Every time another bullshit pre-abortion mandatory procedure law comes up, women in whatever legislature should propose this.



h/t I Am Dr. Tiller

7 comments:

Jeri said...

And don't forget that the men need to pay for this out of pocket.

fern hill said...

Right. And wait for 24 hours to get the Rx. Also, have to drive 3 hours and miss a day of work.

This could be fun.

Anonymous said...

I think you should have to get your wife or girlfriend's permission.

Anonymous said...

I think you should have to get your partner's permission, because after all, an erection is the stuff of life and therefore everyone's business.

Námo Mandos said...

Anon, didn't you mean "staff of life"?

deBeauxOs said...

Bwahahahaha! My thought exactly, Mandos!

k'in said...

I like this idea and would love to see these fetus fetishists/cowards/libertarians except when it comes to women's reproductive parts/etc. subjected to invasive tests in the name of fair play. Practically speaking though, it would be a waste of time. What would rectal exams reveal? Confirmation that, yes indeed, you're really dealing with an asshole.

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