Kentucky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D) is sick and tired of anti-choice male legislators passing laws about women’s bodies, so she drafted legislation that would require husbands to get permission from their wives for Viagra prescriptions.
If men in Kentucky want Viagra, the proposed law would require the patient visit the doctor on two separate occasions. The patient would have to be married, and he’d need a signed and dated permission slip from his spouse.
Here’s the best part:
The bill also demands the husband 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.”
Marzian said: “My point is to illustrate how intrusive and ridiculous it is for elected officials to be inserting themselves into private and personal medical decisions.”
The proposed bill is in direct response to Kentucky’s “informed consent” law, recently signed in by Republican Governor Matt Bevin, which forces women seeking abortions to receive a doctor’s counseling 24 hours before the procedure.
In response to the anti-choice laws, Marzian said: “Do we really want a bunch of legislators interfering in private, personal medical decisions?”
Marzian will also be proposing a law that would force potential gun buyers to attend counseling 24 hours in advance from victims of gun violence before they can purchase the weapon.
“I’m just making sure the Government is taking care of your safety,” she said.
More women in Congress need to follow in Marzan’s footsteps. It’s clear these bills will never pass, but the point is to address the fact that male lawmakers have a creepy obsession with legislating women’s bodies and it needs to stop.