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Law would require men to get a note from their wife before being prescribed Viagra

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky lawmaker created a public discussion about the reach of government after proposing an unusual bill.

The bill by Kentucky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian targets the ability of men to be prescribed Viagra.

The bill would require men to have at least two office visits, a note from their wife and swear on a Bible that they are married before a doctor may prescribe any erectile dysfunction medication.

Marzian says it is in response to Gov. Matt Bevin signing a bill that would require women to consult with a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion.

Marzian says it is not so much about the bill itself as it is about the government encroaching on personal matters.

“We do not want government involved in personal, private medical matters,” she told WAVE. “Do you want the Kentucky legislature and Governor Matt Bevin sitting in the exam room with you and your physician? No!”

Marzian says she has heard from people all across the country, but admits that the bill has no chance of passing.