Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, offered an amendment Monday to a bill requiring women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion, that would require men with erectile dysfunction to have a rectal exam.
In protesting what she see's as an unecessary procedure for women to have to undergo before having an abortion.
"We should just have a little gender equity here," Howell said.
The amendment ultimately failed to pass on a nearly party line vote of 19-21.
The Senate is expected to vote on the ultrasound measure Tuesday.