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Lawmaker wants Viagra users to get wife's permission first

State Rep. wants to "protect these men from themselves."

If a state lawmaker has her way, men would have to get permission from their wives before using the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.

The request for permission would come after the men have twice visited a doctor.

Kentucky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a democrat, told the Courier-Journal she has a very specific reason for the increased regulation.

"I want to protect these men from themselves." said Marzian.

And Marzian's proposal gets even more restrictive.

HB 396 says that only married men would be able to legally obtain Viagra and once acquired, the man would have to issue a sworn statement on a Bible that he is only using the drug for erectile dysfunction when having sex with his current spouse.

Marzian claims her bill is in response to anti-abortion measures in the Kentucky legislature that would require a woman seeking an abortion to get counseling before the procedure.

 


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