I wrote a few weeks ago about an anti-abortion bill that would require all women get an ultrasound, on their dime, before they are allowed to get an abortion. Well, a senator with similar feelings to mine added an amendment to the bill to get a message across: the amendment required men to get a rectal exam and a cardiac stress exam before being diagnosed medication for erectile dysfunction.
[via The Frisky]
Unfortunately, the amendment didn’t pass — but Democratic Virginia State Senator Janet Howell never expected it to. She just wanted to remind people that forcing an unnecessary procedure on vulnerable women is pretty uncool — and if a similar tactic becomes applicable to men, it really becomes obvious how ridiculous it is.
Sure, she was standing up for women, but not by pointing fingers or mudslinging; simply by calling attention to the imbalance of emphasis on women’s versus men’s rights. Regardless of anyone’s particular stance on abortion rights, it stands to reason that this isn’t a simple matter of right and wrong. Janet Howell played it pretty intelligently, and we’re always in favor of a clever woman speaking out.
Lovelies, what do you think?