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Pro-Choice Woman Legislator Needed a "Timeout"?!


A huge thank-you to everyone who said "vagina" yesterday in solidarity with pro-choice Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown.

The anti-choice leadership of the Michigan House of Representatives silenced Rep. Brown after she said the word "vagina" while speaking out against an anti-choice bill last week.

Now, anti-choice state Rep. Wayne Schmidt is saying that silencing Rep. Brown was "like giving a kid a timeout for a day."

This comes after a spokesman for the anti-choice House speaker called a speech by pro-choice Rep. Barb Byrum a "temper tantrum."

Speaking out for women's rights is a "temper tantrum" deserving a "timeout"?!

And these guys wonder why women don't support them.

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Anniversary of Absurdity: Say "Vagina" Today


One week ago today, Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown said the word that set off a national firestorm:

The anti-choice leadership of the Michigan House of Representatives banned her from speaking because she uttered the word "vagina."

Stand with Rep. Brown and pro-choice lawmakers everywhere: say "vagina" today at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT.

Let's lift our voices in protest!

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VAGINA. [Warning: Content Censored in Michigan.]


Fresh from the department of "you can't make this stuff up":

Last week, anti-choice legislators in the Michigan House passed a bill that puts a whole bunch of new restrictions on a woman's right to safe, legal abortion care.

Pro-choice Rep. Lisa Brown spoke out against the bill, but was gaveled "out of order" for saying "vagina." The anti-choice leadership then banned her from speaking for the rest of the week.

It seems that, while the Michigan House can restrict women's reproductive-health care, uttering the word "vagina" is cause for punishment.

So allow me to share a few words with our readers in Michigan: vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina.

Our friends at NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin saw the connection between what's going on in the Michigan House and what goes on at the ballot box:

Wisconsin Vagina Vote Graphic.jpg

And, as luck would have it, Mitt Romney is visiting Michigan today. (It's his home state, and his father was once the governor there.) He's stopping by the Sweetie-licious Bakery for some delicious confections.

Does Gov. Romney agree with the anti-choice Michigan House leadership? Does he think women lawmakers should be silenced for saying "vagina"?

Well, let's ask him.

Tweet @MittRomney:

.@MittRomney: Do you think women lawmakers should be silenced for saying #vagina in debate over #antichoice bill? #MI

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