Legislator banned for saying 'vagina' in abortion debate6/15/2012
Michigan Rep. Lisa Brown was gaveled out of order Wednesday for using the word "vagina" in the House chamber (1:55 in the video above), and on Thursday was banned from speaking, despite having prepared a speech on teacher retirement with presumably very few references to genitals. "I'd love to know what I said that was offensive," Brown said. "It was an anti-choice bill regarding abortion, which obviously involves a vagina." Rep. Barb Byrum was also banned from speaking after proposing an amendment to an anti-abortion bill, that men must prove medical emergency before a vasectomy. A spokesman said Byrum "had a temper tantrum on the House floor," but Byrum pointed out male spokesmen who have had "physical altercations" on the floor weren't banned from voicing their views.
Do you think this ban is fair?