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Apples and oranges.

Via The State:

A panel of S.C. lawmakers will consider next week whether to make it more difficult for men to get Viagra and other erectile-dysfunction drugs.

State Rep. Mia McLeod, D-Richland, is proposing adding hurdles for men trying to get prescriptions for those drugs. McLeod says she is trying to make a point about the male-dominated General Assembly’s willingness to legislate women’s health-care options, including limiting abortions.

“If we are going to govern … some of it, I just think we need to govern all of it,” McLeod said.

McLeod’s proposal would require men to obtain a notarized affidavit from at least one sexual partner that states the patient has experienced symptoms of erectile dysfunction during the past 90 days.

Patients also would have to see a sex therapist, have a cardiac stress test and be notified of Viagra’s risks before they could get a prescription.

The leader of Republicans who control the S.C. House says the bill is a waste of time and is unrelated to pro-life legislation.

But McLeod’s proposal will be the second bill dealing with sexuality to grab headlines in two weeks.

Earlier this week, two state senators heard testimony about a proposal to ban transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, has vowed to kill that proposal.

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