Monday, June 10, 2019

Missouri Speculum Mandate Explained?!?!

More deets on this talking point for the pro-choice crowd that's gaining traction because a cable news talk show dude called out the Missouri GOP and rallied women across the nation. Read more:

Explaining the Missouri pre-abortion exam Rachel Maddow called 'state-sanctioned sexual assault'

Under any circumstances, a pelvic exam is uncomfortable. The invasive practice requires a doctor to insert a speculum into a patient's vagina in order to examine her cervix, and to insert fingers into that patient's vagina while pressing her abdomen to feel her reproductive organs. Even when it's medically necessary, it is unpleasant.