Inconceivable idiocy

This week Alabama made abortion illegal from the moment of conception, punishable by 99 years in prison, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Some of the male politicians who voted also had trouble with basic facts about conception.

One senator was asked if the law would allow for incest victims to obtain abortions, he responded: "Yes, until she knows she's pregnant." He did not elaborate on how someone would have an abortion before she knows she's pregnant, outside of claiming, "It takes time for all the chromosomes to come together."

Another representative sponsored a bill to limit insurance coverage for abortions, with an exception for ectopic pregnancies — when the fertilised egg implants outside the fallopian tube. He explained that in those cases doctors would simply remove the embryo from the fallopian tube and put it in the uterus, which isn't even medically possible.

In the wider Republican party this cluelessness continues with another politician who thought you could give a woman a remote gynaecological exam by having her swallow a tiny camera. (Source: Medium)

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The popular Trumpet was launched in 1964 by Max Cryer (in black-and-white) long before the Rachel Hunter advert appeared, on a beach in colour. Photo / Supplied
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