Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

“Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor,” as the Washington Post is reporting.

“Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of humiliating hoops beforehand, such as visiting a doctor twice and getting notes 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.’

“Mazian told Fox affiliate WDRB that House Bill 396 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 arrives a week after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed a bill requiring women to consult with a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion, according to the Courier-Journal. The ‘informed consent’ bill, as it was labeled, 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, the station noted.”

The rest of the article is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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One Response to Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

  1. Annie Fox says:

    I disagree with both but respect Ms. Marzian for the touché.

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