I guess you don’t need a medical degree to run for office, and heck, you don’t even need grade school anatomy.
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.
Just so you know: things that enter the mouth can then pass on to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum, and then exit through the anus. That path does not connect to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix or vagina. It doesn’t even run through to the kidneys or urethra.
It’s only in Republicans that there is a major loop from the colon up through the spine, in through the foramen magnum, and then terminating directly on the forebrain, so we could conceivably do brain scans by feeding them small remote cameras. If we thought they had a brain worth examining.
Explain that, evolution!
By the way, after demonstrating his ignorance, Barbieri of course went on to vote for a bill prohibiting the use of telemedicine in prescribing abortion medication.