Why does medically accurate sex education matter? Look at the abortion debate

Missouri Representative Barry Hovis said his state’s ban on abortions after eight weeks’ gestation would leave “ample time in those eight weeks” for women to make a decision on abortion, revealing a gross misunderstanding of how pregnancy is calculated in the real world.

And an Ohio state representative called for reimplanting rather than aborting ectopic pregnancies — when a fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus — a wishful-thinking procedure that doesn’t actually exist.

Massachusetts state Representative Paul Brodeur called the uninformed commentary “jaw-dropping.”

“Their misunderstandings are so fundamental,” Brodeur said. “I must admit, I wonder whether or not it is ignorance or willful intent to try to sensationalize the issue.”