On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, a new bill was proposed by South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod and an all-democratic subcommittee. According to the Associated Press, the bill mirrors current restrictive South Carolina abortion laws, and would require a 24-hour waiting period and celibacy counseling for patients seeking erectile dysfunction medication.

While the bill is a parody and a tongue-in-cheek response to South Carolina’s abortion laws and the investigation of Planned Parenthood, McLeod believes its served its purpose. It is not expected to pass/

McLeod is not alone, and she is not the first lawmaker to mock restrictive abortion laws. Tennessee and Ohio have proposed similar laws to South Carolina’s new bill.

This wasn’t McLeod’s first draft of the bill. In December, her original bill proposal was even more restrictive and required patients to participate in a psychological evaluation and a cardiac stress test every three months.

McLeod told the Associated Press that her bill is a success, even if it never makes it to the law books. She said, “It’s already done exactly what I wanted it to do – broaden the discussion and expose the hypocrisy.”

The bill raises questions as to why lawmakers — particularly conservatives — are so intent on invading women’s bodies. Republicans did not find the bill humorous, and see no reason to invade the personal and sexual lives of Viagra users.

But McLeod has created a dialogue, exposing the harsh and restrictive laws that govern women’s bodies, but never men’s.

In 2015, violence related to anti-abortion tactics escalated to an all-time high. The National Abortion Federation issued a report at the beginning of last month which includes massive increases in online threats, violence and hate speech. The report shares shocking numbers.

Women’s reproductive health is tough terrain. And much of it is due to the false accusations and legislative investigation against Planned Parenthood last year. Planned Parenthood and its advocates continue to lead the fight for reproductive rights, despite the vitriol, threats and outright lies.

Abortion continues to be a hot topic, but for women it’s a common procedure — probably more common than you think. Three out of 10 women in the United States will receive an abortion before they’re 45 – that’s nearly 1/3 of females. McLeod’s message is clear: there is a double standard that only governs women’s bodies.