Hero Lawmaker Says Men Must Have Permission From Their Wives to Get Viagra

Lawmakers frequently try to control women’s access to things like birth control and abortions.

So when we read this morning that a Democratic representative from Kentucky is trying to limit men’s access to Viagra, we were pretty stoked — even if the bill will probably never become law.

Kentucky lawmaker Mary Lou Marzian filed a bill last week that would require men to swear on a Bible that they won’t use Viagra to cheat on their wives, among other things, NBC reports.

She wrote the bill specifically in response to an anti-abortion bill that requires Kentucky women to receive counseling 24 hours before getting an abortion.

Marzian felt that the anti-abortion bill unfairly required women to jump through hoops, so she retaliated with the Viagra Bible bill. Her bill would also require men to get signed permission from their wives to use the drug, and visit the doctor twice before securing a prescription.

“We do not want government involved in personal, private medical matters,” she told NBC station WAVE. “Do you want the Kentucky Legislature and the governor, Matt Bevin, sitting in the exam room with you and your physician? No!”

While the bill most likely won’t become law, it’s hilariously on-point when it comes to pointing out how ridiculous it is to try and limit women’s access to medical treatments and procedures.

And as a sidenote, it reminds us of a standup segment from a Wanda Sykes special a few years ago.

 

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