A new trend in gender equality

Fighting back at legislative restrictions to abortion and contraception, female legislators in Ohio, Illinois and Virginia have introduced bills that would regulate the use of viagra.

In Ohio, Senator Nina Turner has introduced Senate bill 307, which would require men to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and produce a notarized affidavit from a sexual partner affirming impotence before getting their blue pills.  The Dayton Daily News article doesn’t say if the therapist can be the person signing the affidavit.

In Illinois, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a lesbian rights activist appointed to the legislature last April and elected in November, has proposed a gender equality amendment to legislation would require women to get an ultra-sound before an abortion.  Her amendment would require men to watch a video depicting the side effects of Viagra and the treatment thereof.

In Virginia, State Senator Janet Howell submitted an amendment to an ultra sound before abortion bill  that would have required men to receive a digital rectal exam prior to receiving a Viagra prescription.  Her amendment failed but the ultra sound bill passed.

So far, there is no such legislation is proposed in New Jersey.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Contraception, Gender Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

16 Comments on “A new trend in gender equality”

  1. TheDigger said at 4:54 pm on March 12th, 2012:

    I can think of some who might like that Virginia amendment….

  2. Sancho Panza said at 4:55 pm on March 12th, 2012:

    Those activist women don’t seem to have much of a clue as to how often what procedures are regularly conducted on men.

  3. HeleneHenkel said at 6:21 pm on March 12th, 2012:

    Looks like they are working to raise the cost of health care even more.

  4. Not Far Enough said at 9:25 pm on March 12th, 2012:

    Those amendments are a good start but don’t go far enough. Every sperm should be afforded personhood. As each sperm has the potential to meet up with an egg and create a potential person, the wasting of any sperm through masturbation should be criminalized.

    This is in keeping with the beliefs of the Catholic Church, and if we are going to allow religious entities to impose their beliefs on
    the nonreligious, they should at least have to
    be consistent in their intrusions into secular matters.

  5. TR said at 8:00 am on March 13th, 2012:

    No that is not in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic church. Sperm does not get personhood.

    Here is my question to those who favor the unlimited right to abortion. At what point is a fetus a person and why do you pick that point in time?

  6. Dr., Dr. said at 9:46 am on March 13th, 2012:

    A fetus is a “person” once born and proven viable outside of the womb.

    That’s a medical fact free of religious dogma.

  7. 4warned said at 10:37 am on March 13th, 2012:

    Any act of masturbation performed with free will and knowledge of its wrongness is considered a mortal sin. Straight to hell – do not pass go.

    You boys have been warned. Now on to legislation.

  8. TR said at 7:28 am on March 14th, 2012:

    Dr., Dr
    Well first let me correct myself. On reflection “Person is a legal concept” I think the correct term from a scientific standpoint would be life. When is it a “life” is the correct question . However for purposes of this discussion lets assume they are synonomous terms.
    That being said your standard which you claim is a medical fact is “born” and “viable outside the womb”
    First I am not clear how that is a medical fact. That criteria seems to be a value judgment.
    Is that viable outside the womb with or without medical assitance? If with medical assitance then the date life begins would change based on how far advanced medical science is. Is viability based on the best medical care possible or on the medical care you happen to get wherever you happen to be? On the other hand if it is without medical intervention does that mean that those premature babies who survived with medical intervention who are walking among us as adults are not really persons?
    As to the “born” requirement that means, according to you, that a full term fetus who has not exited the womb is not yet alive or a person. therefore a woman should be able to have an abortion for any reason as late as an hour before labor starts.
    You might want to rethink that criteria.
    Anybody else want to try?

  9. Tr said at 7:34 am on March 14th, 2012:

    Neither the Catholic Church nor any other Christian denomination that I am aware of considers masturbation a mortal sin.

    Even if it is a mortal sin that does not mean you go straight to hell. Even mortal sins can also be forgiven thanks to the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

  10. ArtGallagher said at 7:47 am on March 14th, 2012:

    Neither the Catholic Church nor any other Christian denomination that I am aware of considers masturbation a mortal sin

    It’s not?! I confessed such a sin when I was in high school. To my shock and dismay, the priest asked me “how many times?”

  11. TR said at 3:11 pm on March 14th, 2012:

    I said they do not consider it a MORTAL sin.
    At least not to my knowledge. I could be wrong. The Catholic Church probably does consider it a venal sin. (Protestants don’t rank sins)
    As to other denominations even that conservative Baptist Dr. Dobson has said (I paraphrase) it is not a big deal.
    It is only mentioned once in the Old Testament and even then sought of vaguely.

    Art, did you tell him you couldn’t count that high yet?

  12. Heaven Can Wait... said at 9:31 pm on March 14th, 2012:

    Sorry boys.  Masturbation is considered a “gravely disordered action”, thus it’s as “Mortal” as a “Mortal Sin” gets.  See –>

    So off to Hell with the lot of you.
    Need more? The following excerpts are from “The Catechism of the Catholic Church; The Sixth Commandment” at The Vatican website:
    “2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.”
    “2352 By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. “Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.”138 “The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose.” For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of “the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved.”139”
    “To form an equitable judgment about the subjects’ moral responsibility and to guide pastoral action, one must take into account the affective immaturity, force of acquired habit, conditions of anxiety or other psychological or social factors that lessen, if not even reduce to a minimum, moral culpability.”

  13. IVF is Taboo Too said at 9:43 pm on March 14th, 2012:

    Heaven Can Wait is correct about masturbation being a mortal sin. The Catholic Church is also against fertility treatments such as IVF. According to Catholic Insight-

    “IVF violates the rights of the child: it deprives him of his filial relationship with his parental origins and can hinder the maturing of his personality. It objectively deprives conjugal fruitfulness of its unity and integrity, it brings about and manifests a rupture between genetic parenthood, gestational parenthood, and responsibility for upbringing. This threat to the unity and stability of the family is a source of dissension, disorder, and injustice in the whole of social life.

    I rarely hear the Church up in arms about IVF in the same way they carry on about contraception – the outrage, as always, is very selective.

  14. Heaven Can Wait... said at 11:00 pm on March 14th, 2012:

    I must point out that in the United States of America it is the right of the Catholic Church (and any other church for that matter) and it’s parishioners, to believe whatever the hell they want regardless of what others think.  It is also their right to practice their religion without government intrusion.

    For those who may have forgotten, that’s called Freedom of Religion, and it’s well worth fighting for. 

  15. TR said at 7:17 am on March 15th, 2012:

    See I can be wrong. It does remind me off an old joke though.

    There was a survey that found 95% of all men have masturbated.

    The other 5 % lie.

  16. ArtGallagher said at 7:20 am on March 15th, 2012:

    Only 5% of men lie?