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December 17, 2015 04:10 PM

A South Carolina lawmaker has written a bill that would make it as difficult for men to obtain erectile dysfunction drugs as it is for women to access abortion services.

State Representative Mia McLeod’s bill would require a man to wait 24 hours to get a prescription for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. In addition, a man desiring the drug would need to get a signed affidavit from a sexual partner stating he has erectile dysfunction, see a sex therapist, and undergo cardiac stress tests every three months to ensure he is healthy enough to engage in sex.

“I purposely tried to make it as invasive, as intrusive, as hypocritical, and unnecessary as possible to make the point,” McLeod told NBC News 2.

While she doesn’t think her law will pass, she filed the bill to make men in the legislature understand how it feels to have their reproductive rights targeted, as women routinely do with the various anti-abortion bills that are brought forth.

“I really just want to broaden the discussion and get people thinking about and talking about some of the issues that women face who are seeking legal abortion services in this state,” said McLeod.

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