Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rectal Dysfunction

Not actually symmetrical, but still, LOL:
Over in the [Virginia] state senate, Sen. Jill Vogel (R) has introduced a bill that would require all women seeking an abortion “to have an ultrasound image taken to determine the gestational age of the fetus.” Piqued by the unnecessary intrusion into a woman’s doctor-patient relationship, state Sen. Janet Howell (D) sought to level the playing field.

“If pregnant women should have to get an ultrasound before having an abortion, men should have to undergo additional medical procedures before getting a prescription for erectile dysfunction,” she noted, and introduced an amendment to Vogel’s bill requiring that men “undergo a digital rectal exam” for pills like Viagra:
On Monday Howell expressed her disdain for legislation requiring the ultrasound by proposing an amendment she described as a simple matter of fairness. Her amendment said that before being treated for erectile dysfunction, a man would have to undergo a digital rectal exam and a cardiac stress test.

As far as I know, rectal health has little to do with sexual dysfunction except for geographic proximity (well, and I suppose depending on what sort of sex you're into). But the stress test certainly does, and in any event, it's funny, and these ultrasound laws are obnoxious and patronizing, so, you know, goose and gander.


sonicfrog said...

I'm agnostic on the abortion issue - It doesn't matter what I think about it, I'm not carrying the fetus and I'm not going to be fathering a child any time soon (gay). That said, I always find it hilarious that it's the most rabid "Big Gubment Evil" crowd that typically resorts to using Big Gubment to force their agenda down everyone else's throat. And they don't ever see the hypocrisy of it.

PS. Sorry i haven't been around in a while... You know the story... Been busy!

PG said...

Actually, it's a good idea to get your prostate checked if you're suffering from ED -- because your prostate might be the source of the problem -- instead of just immediately popping Viagra as a cure.