Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bitter Little Pill

Somebody was not paying attention in high school biology.

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

The question Monday from Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.

Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.

The committee approved the bill 13-4 on a party-line vote. Barbieri, who sits on the board of a crisis pregnancy center in northern Idaho, voted in favor of the legislation. [Emphasis added.]

Damn, there go my hopes for a painless prostate exam.

4 barks and woofs on “Bitter Little Pill

  1. In my years as a nurse, I heard many incredible anatomy errors. We really ought to have a required class on how the human body works.

    • He’s not AFAIK, but he IS on the board of a “pregnancy crisis center”. It’s no wonder Abstinence Only sex-ed is such a mess if geniuses like him are in charge of the curriculum.

  2. I’m just sort of surprised that he’s not an MD – given the peculiar things I’ve heard from physicians turned politician. I don’t think there’s any hope for this country. It would be endlessly hilarious if it didn’t affect all of us in such a destructive way.

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