Lawmaker to Perform in "The Vagina Monologues"

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. -- June 16, 2012

A Michigan lawmaker barred from speaking in the state House after she used the word "vagina" during a debate on an anti-abortion bill will participate in a performance of the Tony Award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues," on the state Capitol steps.

Michigan Democratic Party fundraiser Laura Hornshaw said Saturday in an email that Monday evening's performance was planned in response to Rep. Lisa Brown not being allowed to speak on the House floor Thursday.

Republicans who control the chamber said the West Bloomfield Democrat violated decorum Wednesday while speaking against a bill requiring doctors to ensure women aren't coerced into ending their pregnancies.

Brown told Republicans she was flattered they were "all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no."

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  • by angela Location: cherry lake on Jun 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    Someone should ask what would have made the male lawmakers more comfortable; using a more "PC" term like her "hoo-haa" or her "V-J-J"? These guys are supposed to be adults. They need to prove it! Stop trying to legislate my stuff!
  • by Al on Jun 16, 2012 at 02:40 PM
    This is what our tax dollars go for.
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      by MaryE on Jun 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM in reply to Al
      Yes Al since MAN doesn't understand THEY are BORN of WOMAN and NOT IN CABBAGAE PATCH
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