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There are no stupid questions... except for this one.


I meant to do that. (via)

Yesterday, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee held a hearing regarding a bill that would prohibit health providers from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs via telemedicine. During the proceedings, a physician who uses telemedicine gave testimony explaining that some gastroenterology patients may swallow a camera to enable doctors to examine their colon. Republican state Rep. Vito Barbieri asked if the same process would enable doctors to examine a uterus.

"Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy?" Barbieri asked Dr. Julie Madsen, who has said she has administered telemedicine in the state of Idaho. "Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?"

Um... no. The best way to a woman's vagina is not the same as the best way to a man's heart. The stomach just doesn't go there.

Sources: Star Tribune