An Israel court has rejected Anatoly Vitznudel's claim that the anti-impotency drug Viagra caused him to lose control and rape a woman.
Anatoly Vitznudel admitted kidnapping the woman at knife point and driving her to a wooded area, but denied responsibility for the rape and claimed that the woman had made sexual advances toward him and given him the Viagra.
A three-judge panel rejected Vitnudel's defense but wrote that Viagra was a contributing factor in the rape. Vitnudel has not yet been sentenced.
In related news, Viagra was offered for legal sale in Japan today, only two months after the drug had been approved by health officials. The approval of Viagra was incredibly swift, given that the process usually takes several years.
Japan has yet to approve contraceptive pills for women, which have been available since the 1960s.
1/28/2015 Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund - Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries. . . .