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Lawmaker’s response to doctor in abortion bill hearing: ‘Fascinating - that makes sense’

AP reporter Kimberlee Kruesi has a full story out now on today’s hearing on HB 154, the bill to ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine, at which Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, 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. Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question, Kruesi reports. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.

"Fascinating. That makes sense," Barbieri said, amid the crowd's laughter. You can read the full story here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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