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Bette Midler Says US Should 'Ban Viagra' As It's 'God's Will'

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Bette Midler Says US Should 'Ban Viagra' As It's 'God's Will'

Roe v. Wade was controversially overturned in the US last week, effectively banning abortion for millions of women across America.

Now, actress Bette Midler has hit out at the decision by saying that Viagra should be banned too as it must be 'God's will' if a person has a 'limp d**k'.

Midler, 76, made her views known on Twitter, where her post has subsequently gone viral, receiving almost a quarter of a million likes and counting.

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People in agreement that the 1973 ruling should have never been overturned by the Supreme Court praised Midler's post.

One wrote: "I feel like if we can't have body autonomy then every male should have to have a reversible vasectomy at age 13. When they have a job and a house they can pay to have it reversed [sic]."

"It amazes me that feminine care products must be purchased but Viagra is covered by medical insurance for guys who simply can't get it up," added a second Twitter user.

"This one is priceless. Way to go Bette," wrote a third while a fourth added: "Been saying that for years!"

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A fifth, meanwhile, said that by this logic, people who are unable to have children shouldn't offer to adopt fetuses.

Other women have said they are going on a sex strike to protest the controversial ruling which was passed on Friday (June 24).

"Women of America: take the pledge!!! [sic]" wrote one Twitter user. "Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man - including our husbands - unless we are trying to become pregnant."

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Another added: "Women have the power here. No more sex until abortion rights are federal law."

Brianna Campbell, a 24-year-old EMT, meanwhile, told the New York Post that any man who doesn't get a vasectomy after the overturning of Roe v. Wade doesn't 'deserve' to have sex with her.

"If you're a man who won't get a vasectomy, even though it's reversible, and you're not out in the streets fighting for my rights, you do not deserve to have sex with me," she said.

A person protesting after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Credit: Alamy / Robert K. Chin
A person protesting after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Credit: Alamy / Robert K. Chin
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Roe v. Wade was a landmark ruling as it gave American women the absolute right to terminate a pregnancy - for any reason - during the first trimester.

The legality of the procedure then varied on a state-by-state basis after fetal viability.

However, since the ruling, a number of states including Texas have gradually reduced a woman's right to an abortion.

The Guttmacher Institute, an organisation that supports a woman's right to a choice, said there are now 22 states with laws that could effectively ban abortion after Roe v. Wade.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram/BetteMiddler

Emma Guinness
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