Michigan Bans Two Female Reps From Future Debates Because of 'Outburst' and the Word Vagina

You would think that overwhelmingly passing the most restrictive piece of anti-abortion legislation the state has ever seen would have been enough to make Michigan's anti-choice Housemembers happy.

But no, now they want to punish the women who spoke out against the bill as well.

According to Michigan Radio, two Democratic Representatives are being barred from speaking in future debates as "punishment" for crimes committed during the debate -- including saying the word "vagina."

The House Republican leadership confirms that state Representative Lisa Brown will not be recognized during debates as a sanction for mentioning her vagina during a debate on anti-abortion legislation.

State Representative Barb Byrum also says she has been barred from speaking in the future because of an outburst after she was not called on during the abortion debate.

Watch both women's remarks, as well as other opposition to the bill, below.

RH Reality Check / By Robin Marty | Sourced from

Posted at June 15, 2012, 5:47am

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