Woman Legislator In Michigan Barred From Debates For Saying “Vagina” In Abortion Debate. Well Then.

Talk about ridiculousness, right hurr. During an abortion debate Rep. Lisa Brown dared to drop the word “vagina”, in a shocking acknowledgement of the anatomy involved in an abortion.

Boing Boing:

Michigan state rep Rep. Lisa Brown intervened in a debate about a pending abortion bill in which she used the word “vagina,” for which she was censured, and prohibited from participating in some future, unrelated debates. She was not the only woman legislator prohibited from speaking during the debate. Rep. Barb Byrum was barred from introducing her amendment requiring men to prove that their lives were at risk before they were allowed to have a vasectomy.

Brown, a Democrat, argued that her Jewish faith allowed for therapeutic abortions when the mother’s life is in danger without regard to length of pregnancy.

“I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs. Why are you asking me to adopt yours?” she said. But what came next is what got her in trouble: “And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.'”

The Detroit News reports today the House Republican leadership did not allow Brown to speak on a bill about the retirement of school employees.

Bit bananas, but also nowhere near the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.