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March 31, 2011

Republicans Chastise Lawmaker for Saying "Uterus"

During a debate in Florida's legislature, state Rep. Scott Randolph (D) argued that Republicans "are against regulations -- except when it comes to the little guys, or serves their specific interests," the St. Petersburg Times reports.

"At one point Randolph suggested that his wife 'incorporate her uterus' to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn't want to further regulate a Florida business."

However, GOP leadership was not amused and chastised the lawmaker for using the word "uterus" because "it is important for all Members to be mindful of and respectful to visitors and guests, particularly the young pages and messengers who are seated in the chamber during debates. In the past, if the debate is going to contain language that would be considered inappropriate for children and other guests, the Speaker will make an announcement in advance, asking children and others who may be uncomfortable with the subject matter to leave the floor and gallery."


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