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'Wake up,' women

'Wake up,' women

A bill proposed by Kentucky lawmaker Mary Lou Marzian would prevent doctors from prescribing erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra to anyone other than married men who have their partner's written consent. Ms. Marzian said she was trying to "wake up women" after her state passed a law requiring medical consultations for them 24 hours prior to having an abortion.

"I thought if we're going to insert ourselves into women's most private health care decisions, then we should insert ourselves into men's most...