- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A South Carolina Democrat has introduced legislation that would place restrictions on access to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs in an effort to make a point about abortion.

“I purposely tried to make it as invasive, as intrusive, as hypocritical and unnecessary as possible to make the point,” state Rep. Mia McLeod, of Columbia, said Tuesday, a local NBC News affiliate reported.

“I don’t think it’ll pass,” she admitted. “I really just want to broaden the discussion and get people thinking about and talking about some of the issues that women face who are seeking legal abortion services in this state.”

Under the bill, which was prefiled last week, a patient would have to wait 24 hours between getting a prescription and getting an erectile dysfunction drug, similar to waiting periods for women getting abortions, NBC reported.

A patient seeking ED drugs would also have to obtain a notarized affidavit in which at least one of his sexual partners affirms that he has experienced ED symptoms. He would have to see a sex therapist, and he would have to undergo a cardiac stress test “every ninety days while the patient is taking the drug to ensure that the patient’s cardiac health continues to be compatible with sexual activity.”

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