Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Anal Exams for Men Added to VA Abortion Law

Blogging tip: If you're searching for images using the term, "anal probe,"
you deserve whatever images pop up. Lesson learned.
I've said many times on this blog that abortion is not my issue. As a gay man, it is exceedingly unlikely that it will ever be anywhere near my decision to make. I would never presume to get on my high horse over an issue that I'll never have to face. But, with so many decisions from the "pro-life" camp being such epic dick moves (such as the Susan G. Koman decision to defund Planned Parenthood), I find myself constantly on the pro-choice side.

All of that said, I find this most recent action to be both hilarious and apropos.


VA Lawmaker Adds Male Anal Exam Fairness Rule To New Abortion Law

Hero Virginia state Senator Janet Howell responded to another one of these stoopid bills requiring women seeking an abortion to first undergo a medically pointless ultrasound with a very smart amendment: every man seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction would also by law have to undergo a rectal exam and heart test to get a Viagra prescription. This way, everyone can enjoy the experience of having their nether parts unnecessarily prodded by the cold, uncomfortable indifference of lawmakers’ whims equally. Fair’s fair!. . .

Read more at: Wonkette

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