What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

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Bill introduced to regulate men’s reproductive health

Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.

The Cleveland Democrat introduced Senate Bill 307 this week.

A critic of efforts to restrict abortion and contraception for women, Turner says she is concerned about men’s reproductive health. Turner’s bill joins a trend of female lawmakers submitting bills regulating men’s health. Turner said if state policymakers want to legislate women’s health choices through measures such as House Bill 125, known as the “Heartbeat bill,” they should also be able to legislate men’s reproductive health. Ohio anti-abortion advocates say the two can’t be compared.

Heartbeat bill sponsor Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, R-Napoleon, said comparing his bill to Turner’s would be like comparing apples to bananas. The Heartbeat bill would prohibit abortion once a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

“I understand some women think my bill is a personal affront,” Wachtmann said. “Protecting the unborn — to compare this to Viagra is not even related.”

I still think a prostrate exam should be required too. And shouldn’t the wives be in charge of dispensing the pills? We wouldn’t want men wandering around with unnecessary erections, now would we? That would just lead to trouble.

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6 Responses to What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Q: Why do they give Viagra to old men?

    A: So they don’t roll out of bed in their sleep.

  2. JeanLouise says:

    Wachtmann is about 92 years old. The other guy pushing one of these bizarrre abortion bills has been reported to the police several times after assaulting his wife and threatening her with a gun. Of course, she refuses to testify and he just hangs on to his job, embarrassing himself and everyone else.


  3. lorac says:

    From the last thread, if anyone wants to see Hillary’s speech that Meryl was introducing, it’s here:


  4. Lola-at-Large says:

    This tactic is growing on me. It’s evidence of the effects of women on the body politic, and there’s nothing wrong with using hyperbole legislatively to make a point.

  5. propertius says:

    “Prostrate” [sic] exams are not necessary – they can be conducted with the patient standing.

    Personally, I think legislators should have to undergo a rectal exam before voting on legislation, just so we know where their heads are at.

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