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June 14, 2012


Lawmaker Barred After Vagina Comment

Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking on the floor after she ended a speech against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy, the Detroit News reports.

Her comment, which is on video: "Finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'"

Republicans said Brown was "offensive" and wouldn't allow her to voice her opinion on an unrelated school employee retirement bill.

Responded Brown: "If I can't say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?"

Here's the video:














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