This would be funny, if it were’t true.
Virginia is about to pass a bill that would require pregnant women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. Details:
It’s one of several anti-abortion bills now moving through the General Assembly. Others would give legal rights to unborn children, prohibit abortions after 20 weeks unless a woman’s life or physical well-being is at risk, and further limit public funding for some abortions.
But wait. There’s more:
Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax County, was dismayed enough by the bill’s progress that she tried to amend it so men seeking prescriptions for erectile dysfunction medication such as Viagra would be required to undergo a rectal exam and cardiac stress test.
She said that’s “only fair, that if we’re going to subject women to unnecessary procedures, and we’re going to subject doctors to having to do things that they don’t think is medically advisory.”
Her proposed amendment failed Monday, leaving Vogel’s bill on the verge of Senate approval.