On politicizing women's health
To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.
I saw this article and laughed a little bit. After I was done with that, it got me thinking that the state senator isn't at all out of line bringing something like this to the floor. The sonogram requirement for an abortion is clearly a gender biased form of legislative intimidation aimed at punishing women for making choices regarding their health.