State Senator Attaches Male Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

Jan 31, 2012 Full story: www.huffingtonpost.com 33

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The Huffington Post reports:

To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.
"We need some gender equity here," she told HuffPost. "The Virginia senate is about to pass a bill that will require a woman to have totally unnecessary medical procedure at their cost and inconvenience. If we're going to do that to women, why not do that to men?"

Weigh in: Does this amendment promote gender equity? Or is comparing abortion to viagra like comparing apples and oranges?

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Since: Feb 11

Love Land

#1 Jan 31, 2012
I would hate to be the person that does Newt's rectal exam. Eeek
LMT

Twinsburg, OH

#2 Jan 31, 2012
Now THAT's funny! Touché Sen Howell!
LMT

Twinsburg, OH

#3 Jan 31, 2012
When I worked as a medical administrator, my secretary's dad died of prostate cancer because he was always too macho to get a rectal exam. But maybe if it had been necessary for him to have the exam in order to get his boner pills, he'd be alive today...

Since: Feb 11

Love Land

#4 Jan 31, 2012
LMT wrote:
When I worked as a medical administrator, my secretary's dad died of prostate cancer because he was always too macho to get a rectal exam. But maybe if it had been necessary for him to have the exam in order to get his boner pills, he'd be alive today...
That's unfortunate and it's true. Making it mandatory could possibly save many lives.
Cat74

United States

#5 Jan 31, 2012
This is the kind of foolishness we get from todays politicians. It is also why we have no respect for those in office, and seek to replace them this year, November 6, 2012.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#6 Jan 31, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
This is the kind of foolishness we get from todays politicians. It is also why we have no respect for those in office, and seek to replace them this year, November 6, 2012.
With what exactly? Another group who will do the same as the last group?

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#7 Jan 31, 2012
I'm wondering why somebody can't send a bill without somebody else adding ammendments to it. If you want manditory male rectal exams, draft your own bill.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#8 Jan 31, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
This is the kind of foolishness we get from todays politicians. It is also why we have no respect for those in office, and seek to replace them this year, November 6, 2012.
She did it in response to teabag idiot foolishness. Of course you always agree with anything really stupid thet come up with. It's pretty funny. Something no teabagger has, a sense of humor. Or any sense.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#9 Jan 31, 2012
Nia_ wrote:
I would hate to be the person that does Newt's rectal exam. Eeek
What, not into spelunking I see.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#10 Jan 31, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
I'm wondering why somebody can't send a bill without somebody else adding ammendments to it. If you want manditory male rectal exams, draft your own bill.
Is this a California Ammendment?

Since: Feb 11

Love Land

#11 Jan 31, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>What, not into spelunking I see.
Lol... No thats more your speed, bimbo. Is that why Larry calls you Mr. Plunger??
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#12 Jan 31, 2012
What the heck??

We are now delegating health decisions to Congress???

What a bunch of crock!
Moliner

El Centro, CA

#13 Jan 31, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
What the heck??
We are now delegating health decisions to Congress???
What a bunch of crock!
Did you miss out on that "we have to pass this bill to see what's in it" health care boondoggle?

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#14 Jan 31, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
This is the kind of foolishness we get from todays politicians. It is also why we have no respect for those in office, and seek to replace them this year, November 6, 2012.
Ridicule is a powerful tool to use against arrogant, bigoted, chauvinistic anti-abortion cultists and teabaggers.

Of course arrogant, bigoted, chauvinistic anti-abortion cultists and teabaggers get their panties in a wad because they can't handle ridicule.
celticwarriors

Seminole, FL

#15 Jan 31, 2012
Teabigots: What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#16 Jan 31, 2012
Nia_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol... No thats more your speed, bimbo. Is that why Larry calls you Mr. Plunger??
Why would Larry who ever do that. He is still morn Larry Sinclairs death the night before he was to testify in court about his show and tell with Obama in a limo.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#17 Jan 31, 2012
I love it. Having the Feds enforce an unnecessary procedure that has to be paid for somehow, is the reason why Ron Paul is sucking voters away from the repubs who are lying when they say they want "less Fed" and not more.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#19 Jan 31, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Is this a California Ammendment?
Virginia.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#20 Jan 31, 2012
The Republican-controlled senate narrowly rejected the amendment Monday by a vote of 21 to 19, but passed the mandatory ultrasound bill in a voice vote. A similar bill in Texas, which physicians say has caused a "bureaucratic nightmare," is currently being challenged in court.
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get ready for coat-hanger abortions.
awesome!

Since: Nov 08

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#21 Jan 31, 2012
anneutral wrote:
The Republican-controlled senate narrowly rejected the amendment Monday by a vote of 21 to 19, but passed the mandatory ultrasound bill in a voice vote. A similar bill in Texas, which physicians say has caused a "bureaucratic nightmare," is currently being challenged in court.
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get ready for coat-hanger abortions.
awesome!
The Senate is controlled by Harry Reid and the liberals......just so's you don't fall off the cliff before he does.

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