An Idaho Lawmaker Learns a Valuable Lesson About the Female Reproductive System

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On Monday, Idaho’s House State Affairs Committee debated a bill that would prevent doctors from prescribing abortion pills unless they had met the patient in person. The bill passed through committee, but only after one member asked “if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.”

Dr. Julie Madsen, who was testifying at the hearing, “replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.”

Republican Representative Vito Barbieri, the lawmaker in question, has a recently updated Wikipedia page documenting his new academic credentials. 

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