Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fair Is Fair

Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell proposed an amendment to counter legislation requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion.  Her proposal:  Have men undergo digital exams when asking their doctors for a Viagra prescription.  If you're unclear as to what a digital exam is, think Chevy Chase singing "Moon River."
Oh wow, rectal exams? Did we really have to go there? Actually, yes, yes we did. After all, as Howell stated, it's only FAIR that if women should be so intruded upon, then so should men.
Howell's amendment was defeated by two votes.  I thought the vote count would be a little more lopsided considering that men outnumber women in the political arena, and any male legislator wouldn't want this sort of thing becoming law.  But the vote went along party lines; The Dems in Virginia were willing to take one for the team, so to speak, to bring light to the abortion law's ridiculousness.   

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