Jan. 30th, 2012

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Jan. 30th, 2012 07:23 pm
athenaltena: (wicked)
To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.

"We need some gender equity here," she told HuffPost. "The Virginia senate is about to pass a bill that will require a woman to have totally unnecessary medical procedure at their cost and inconvenience. If we're going to do that to women, why not do that to men?"


Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

Nicely done, Senator! The Amendment didn't pass, but it wasn't supposed to, it was supposed to show the double standard here and provide a bit of quid pro quo about having some legislator meddle in what should be a personal medical decision.

It is quite funny to see all the people flipping their shit about "invasion of privacy" and whatnot, since, you know, that was kind of the point.

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