In the latest edition of “male politicians who don’t understand women’s bodies,” a Republican lawmaker from Idaho suggested a woman’s stomach was connected to her vagina, the AP reported.
That’s right. On Monday, while the Idaho House State Affairs Committee was debating the “Physician Physical Presence and Women Protection Act“—a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing the abortion pill through “telemedicine” (web cam exams), unless the doctor had already seen the patient—Rep. Vito Barbieri asked whether a woman could swallow a small camera so doctors could conduct a gynecological exam remotely.
He posed the question to Dr. Julie Madsen—an opponent of the bill—who clarified for everyone that no object, no matter how tiny, will end up in the vagina after being swallowed.
For the record, Barbieri, who sits on the board of a crisis pregnancy center in the state, does believe that telemedicine is great, just not when it comes to abortion: “I just…
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