Pro-abortion lawmaker's Viagra bill in protest of pro-life laws is advancing in South Carolina
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Pro-abortion lawmaker’s Viagra bill in protest of pro-life laws is advancing in South Carolina

Last year, pro-abortion South Carolina lawmaker Mia McLeod proposed a bill that would place a variety of limits on erectile dysfunction drugs. In her own words, she wanted the bill to be “invasive, as intrusive, as hypocritical and unnecessary” as possible. Why? Because she’s trying to make a point.

McLeod’s bill would require men who need erectile dysfunction drugs to have a 24-hour waiting period, undergo sex therapy and a minimum of three counseling sessions, submit to a cardiac stress test, be given resources on celibacy, and have a notarized affidavit from a sexual partner confirming that he suffers from erectile dysfunction and has had difficulty performing within the past 90 days.

According to McLeod, the bill was originally just a stunt. She never expected it to pass — yet somehow, the bill is advancing. After amending it to exclude prostate cancer survivors, the bill passed the South Carolina House medical subcommittee, and is advancing to the full House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs. McLeod was thrilled:

And now pro-abortion activists are celebrating her “triumph”.

This video on Facebook has racked up over 15,000 shares.

Overall, instead of being derided as a waste of taxpayer time and money — since the bill is an admitted stunt and not serious in any way — it’s being applauded as McLeod’s awesome way of fighting for women’s “health care.” As usual, these pro-abortion extremists are trying to make abortion into a health care issue… and it’s not.

This isn’t the first time a pro-abortion politician has let their pro-abortion bias get in the way of actual lawmaking; a similar bill was introduced in Kentucky. And they’re all the same, trying to make abortion into an issue of men vs. women, to conflate abortion with health care. It’s like when they compare pregnancy to cancer.

Here’s the problem: erectile dysfunction actually is a medical problem. It is a legitimate, honest-to-God medical issue that men have no control over. Treating a legitimate medical condition is not the same thing as having an abortion.

First, treating erectile dysfunction doesn’t affect anyone else. Abortion kind of does… you know, by killing an innocent preborn child. When a man takes some Viagra so he can have sex with his wife, no one dies.

Second, pregnancy happens because a woman chooses to have sex, so comparing an unwanted pregnancy to erectile dysfunction is even more ridiculous. Finally, considering that erectile dysfunction is an actual medical condition, medical intervention is necessary. Abortion is never medically necessary.

If pro-abortion extremists are trying to win people over to their side, then attacking men with erectile dysfunction is probably not the best way to go about it.

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