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.”