Viagra bill requiring men to swear they are married, raises eyebrows

NC_viagrabill0215_mezzn

(WAVE) A Kentucky state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require men to have at least two office visits and swear on a Bible they are married before a doctor could prescribe them erectile dysfunction medication.

The bill by State Representative Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat from Louisville, is in response to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signing a bill last week requiring women to consult with a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion.

“We do not want government involved in personal, private medical matters,” Marzian said.

In the days after filing the legislation, which has been dubbed the “Viagra bill,” Marzian said she received hundreds of e-mails from people all over the country.

Marzian admits the bill has no chance of passing, but she says those worried about that are missing the point.

“Do you want the Kentucky legislature and Governor Matt Bevin sitting in the exam room with you and your physician? No!” Marzian said.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1TlH7Vv

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s