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