Want to buy Viagra and live in Kentucky? A new proposed law requires men to get signed permission from their wives before getting treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Louisville Democrat Rep. Mary Lou Marzian recently introduced a bill that would require men to visit a doctor twice and get a note from their spouse before obtaining a prescription for Viagra. According to the lawmaker, House Bill 396 was written to make certain men are fully aware of any potential #Health complications from taking ED medication, including side effects of drugs like Viagra.

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

The Kentucky Viagra bill is about family values

The lawmaker contends the bill is meant to promote family values.

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Under HB 396, only married men can get erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Avanafil. The bill also requires a sworn statement be made using a Bible that the drug will only be used for having sex with his wife.

The politician admits that her Kentucky Viagra bill is a direct response to several anti-abortion initiatives recently introduced in the current legislative session. Marzian, an abortion rights advocate, believes the predominately male General Assembly should not be involved in a woman’s medical decisions.

“Do we really want a bunch of legislators interfering in private, personal, medical decisions,” the lawmaker asked. “I started thinking, ‘How would this body of men feel if the #Government was injecting [itself] into their private medical decisions?’”

Lawmaker opposes Kentucky's new abortion regulation

One proposal in particular, Senate Bill 4, obligates a woman seek counseling from a health care practitioner 24 hours before the getting an abortion.

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While Marzian voted against the Senate measure, known as the “informed consent” bill, it was passed with 92 “yes” votes on January 28. The bill was sent to Governor Matt Bevin, who signed it into law last week.

Marzian’s Viagra bill probably will not get much support, but she confesses the proposed ED treatment legislation is more about making a statement against government interference. The lawmaker will soon be filing another bill making potential gun buyers get counseling from gun violence victims at least 24 hours before purchasing. #News