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Yeah, Do We Need to Protect Men, Too?

‘Cuz ya know, there is that 4-hour warning signal.

Senator Nina Hall (D-Cleveland) put out a call for co-sponsors to a proposed bill (SB-37) with this initiating paragraph:

I will be introducing a bill to address an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long. The diligence with which men in state legislatures across the nation have considered the fragile health and feeble minds of women has prompted me to reflect on the welfare of the more powerful breed: men.

Via Karoli at Crooks & Liars who has the low-down.

Thus, Senate Bill 307 protects men by requiring the following prior to receiving a prescription to treatment for erectile dysfunction:

  • a signed affadavit from at least one sex partner confirming the man has indeed experienced the symptoms of impotence in the past 90 days
  • a psychological screening to ensure the condition is, in fact, medical in nature
  • ongoing cardiac stress tests and outpatient counseling about potential side effects
  • information from the prescribing physician about risks, complications as well as non-medical options including counseling and celibacy
  • copy of medical rationale for treatment filed in patient’s medical record

She’s serious.


Waiting On Mr. Brown

UPDATE:  It passed from the Senate: 60-38.  Someone voted ‘present’ and Teddy wasn’t there.  Onto President Obama’s desk.


Watching the vote on CSPAN-2 of the Senate on the ‘economic stimulus bill.’  The vote is currently holding at 59 – ? (The ReThugs).  Sherrod Brown will be coming in to cast his vote; the vote is being held till then.

Brown’s mother died February 2nd, and he’s in Ohio.

The White House has arranged a plane to fly the Ohio Democrat to Washington Friday night and then back to Ohio immediately after the scheduled vote so he can attend church services and the funeral for his mother in Mansfield Saturday morning, his office said.

The announcer on CSPAN said Brown is expected back this evening around 10:30 p.m., EST to cast his vote.  If the bill passes, it will be on the president’s desk on Monday.