Men in Kentucky hoping to revive their love life with a few pills of Viagra may soon have to get permission before they do. But not from their doctor, from their wife.
A Kentucky state lawmaker has put forward a bill that would force men who use erectile dysfunction medication to get a note from their wives and consult a doctor at least twice.
“This is about family values,” Rep. Mary Lou Marzian told The Courier-Journal newspaper.
Bill 396, introduced on Feb. 11, would also require a man to swear “he will only use the prescription when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”
But the bill is not merely an attempt to restrict mens’ access to ED drugs. She admitted the proposal is more symbolic as it comes a week after state governor Matt Bevin signed a new law requiring women to consult with a doctor at least 24 hours before seeking an abortion.
She told local television station WDRB that, like the recent abortion-related bill, hers was to “have government insert itself into the personal, private decisions of men – since we have already inserted it into our personal , private decisions of women.”
“Maybe it will wake some people up in this state to say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, where are they going with seven abortion pills?’” she added.
She also told The Courier-Journal she plans on introducing another tongue-in-cheek bill requiring people looking to buy a gun to consult with victims of gun violence ahead of any purchase.
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