Rachel Maddow. "Where Facts don't matter anymore"?

October 31, 2019, on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow made a "big deal" about Missouri's health director, Randall Williams "tracking women's menstrual cycles".

While I may find Missouri's attitude toward abortion Laws to be a bit over the top, I find this segment to be a bit over the top as well.

Rachel repeatedly cited as "proof" Missouri was "tracking women's periods" a reply to a question about a column in a report containing the "calculated last normal period".

This brief clip, such as it was, did not prove her point at all.   Recording a single data point does not prove "tracking".  

There was no proof given, or any indication that continued tracking of periods was being done, other than Rachel's rather heated comments.

Any competent OB-GYN will also record the "last normal period" as a normal part of pre-natal care.  

If this is an indication of what passes for informed and accurate reporting, we might as well watch FOX.