Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sauce for the Gander

Dear Readers,

As you know, Madame L has ranted about the Constitutional problems behind recent legislative proposals requiring undue intrusions into the bodies and personal lives of women. 

Now Madame L thought you would enjoy these news items about state legislators who have introduced legislation that would require men looking for Viagra prescriptions to receive "extra" medical attention. 

These bills seem to have been introduced for their tongue-in-cheek irony, as none of them has a chance of being passed. But here are some of them: 

Virginia Sen. Janet Howell introduced an amendment to Virginia's ultrasound bill that would have required men seeking Viagra to undergo a rectal exam. 
Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman submitted legislation that would allow men to get vasectomies only in life-threatening situations.
And, most recently, Ohio Sen. Nina Turner introduced a bill that "would require a man seeking Viagra to first attain an affidavit from a sexual partner attesting to his impotency, see a state-approved sex therapist, complete a stress test to assure he is healthy enough for sexual activity, ... return to the doctor every 90 days to check on his cardiac health, and ...attend three outpatient counseling sessions within six months of receiving his prescription to ensure that he fully understands the 'dangerous side effects' of taking erectile dysfunction drugs," according to Slate.com. 
If any of these bills were introduced with the actual intent of being passed, Madame L would certainly object, but in the spirit of the current political storm, Madame L likes them.
Best wishes for freedom and equality,
Madame L

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

You'll have to pry my Viagra from my cold, dead fingers.