LANSING (WWJ) – The state capitol has seen a lot of protests, but probably never one like this before.
This protest is over the use of the work vagina and the censoring of two lawmakers during a contentious debate over abortion.
Using the anatomically correct word got (D) State Rep. Lisa Brown banned from speaking on the House Floor for two days last week.
Debra Singer from Jackson says the whole issue feels like a step back to her. “It’s ridiculous that we can’t say the word vagina. I mean, we teach my grandson the proper terms for things like this,” said Singer.
J.R. Ward came to the protest supporting his wife: “I’m here supporting all the women of Michigan – just showing that no one can tell you what to do with their body or what you can do talking about their bodies”
Dick Jaker drove to the state capitol from Farmington Hills: “We’re looking at serious constitutional issues, and what the legislature is doing among other things is saying you can’t represent your constituency because we won’t let you talk, and that’s not right,” Jaker told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.