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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:11 PM

With video: Two female Michigan lawmakers silenced after vagina, abortion comments

Freedom of speech has it limits – at least in the state House of Representatives.

State Reps. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, were told today that they wouldn’t be recognized to publicly speak on any matters before the House because of comments they made Wednesday during an emotional debate on a bill that puts new restrictions on abortion providers.

Brown, who voted against the legislation, told supporters of the bill, “I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.”

And Byrum was gaveled out of order after she protested when she wasn’t allowed to speak on her amendment to the bill that would have required proof of a medical emergency or that a man’s life was in danger before a doctor could perform a vasectomy.

More: http://www.freep.com/article/20120614/NEWS15/120614049/Michigan-house-representatives-abortion-comments?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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Reply With video: Two female Michigan lawmakers silenced after vagina, abortion comments (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Jun 2012 OP
trumad Jun 2012 #1
Initech Jun 2012 #8
Brickbat Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #5
Zalatix Jun 2012 #3
Poll_Blind Jun 2012 #4
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #6
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #7
Name removed Sep 2013 #9

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:13 PM

1. Vagina is Kryptomite to Republican lawmakers.

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

8. "Vagina. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable and they find it difficult to say."

"Whereas without batting an eye a man will refer to his dick or his rod or his.... johnson."

- from The Big.Lebowski

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

2. If you have a facebook account, you can comment on the MIGOP page -- and be sure to use the

word "vagina." You don't even have to "like" the page to comment on it.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

5. One way to stop their censorship. Liberty and freedom, my left foot...

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. Who are they to tell her she can't speak?

 

She should get up and speak regardless and call their bluff. And her constituents owe it to her to storm the place.

How much will we Americans take of this before we storm the Bastille?

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:16 PM

4. People should watch that video! Recommended! nt

PB

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:21 PM

6. How the hell did these asswipes...

...make it through Jr. High biology?

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 04:17 PM

7. kick

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