Under a new bill proposed by a Kentucky state legislator men asking physicians for erectile dysfunction medication must get written permission from their wives before receiving the drugs.
The bill goes on to say that in order for a man to receive these medications he would have to be married and “make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse”.
Democrat from Louisville, Representative Mary Lou Marzian, proposed the bill as a reaction to anti-abortion advocates.
Marzian told reporters, “My point is to illustrate how intrusive and ridiculous it is for elected officials to insert themselves into private and personal medical decisions”.
House Bill 369 was proposed after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed an “informed consent” law which requires women to receive counseling twenty-four hours before an abortion.
Marzian told reporters her proposed bill is a protest against the intervention into women’s health.