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The Monday Politics Thread is Already Sick of Bloomberg

Is it 2020 yet?

Cable News Mentioned Michael Bloomberg More This Month Than It Did Andrew Yang The Entire Year

Bloomberg reportedly received some 4,486 mentions on cable news in November, compared to Yang’s 2,167 mentions during the entire race.

Seriously. Michael Bloomberg is off to an attention-grabbing start. Bleh.

Whistleblower in New Orleans hotel collapse is deported to Honduras, lawyers say. What.

In Ohio, Republican legislators are pushing a bill that would require doctors attempt to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy into the women’s uterus,” a procedure that does not exist because it is not medically possible. An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition where an egg implants in the fallopian tube rather than the uterus.

As Dr. Chris Zahn, vice president of practice activities at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told the Guardian, “There is no procedure to reimplant an ectopic pregnancy. It is not possible to move an ectopic pregnancy from a fallopian tube, or anywhere else it might have implanted, to the uterus.” He added, “Reimplantation is not physiologically possible.”

The Ohio bill would also outlaw abortion and add new crimes, “abortion murder” and “aggravated abortion murder” to its laws to punish doctors who perform abortions. According to the proposed bill, aggravated abortion murder would be punishable by death. Ohio already has a six week abortion ban on the books.

It’s always good to be reminded that so many people don’t actually understand how wombs work. One state legislator called the Pennsylvania bill a “back-door approach to limit access to abortion.”