Bevin’s Anti-Abortion Bill Is Far From Funny, But The Backlash Has Been Hilarious!

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Matt Bevin signed into law this week a bill requiring a doctor to “perform an ultrasound and describe the image to women who are seeking an abortion.” The bill comes just weeks after Bevin banned a Planned Parenthood from performing abortions. The facility was one of only three in the state and the only Planned Parenthood to offer the service.

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By the way, do you notice anything odd about the picture of Bevin signing the bill?

That’s right. There isn’t one person there to celebrate who can actually ever be pregnant or be forced to make the decision to carry or terminate a pregnancy. They’re all men.

Women in Kentucky took to Twitter to express their scorn for Bevin’s move to interfere in decisions guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to remain private between a woman and her doctor. #AskBevinAboutMyVag became a trending topic and

Perhaps an even funnier response, however, came from Kentucky Representative Mari Lou Marzian. Marizan wrote House Bill 396 in response to Bevin’s legislation, and it would be the perfect counterpart to that legislation.

Kentucky men would have to visit a doctor twice and have signed permission from their wives before obtaining a prescription for Viagra or other such drugs for erectile dysfunction, according to a bill filed by a state legislator Thursday.

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, the sponsor of House Bill 396, said it is merely an effort to protect men’s health and ensure they are informed about a drug with potentially dangerous side effects.

“I want to protect these men from themselves,” said Marzian, a nurse.

This is exactly what women have been asking for quite some time: why do religious organizations fight birth control laws and abortion but have zero trouble with men taking drugs to allow them to have sex whenever they choose? Hobby Lobby didn’t exactly protest their health care plan’s coverage of Viagra.

Double standards are still very much alive and well in Kentucky and across the country.

Featured image via Life News