'Don’t Say Vagina' Anti-Abortion Bill Set for Michigan Senate Committee Vote

| by Michael Allen

A proposed anti-abortion bill faces a vote in the Michigan senate committee on Thursday.

The bill would create new regulations for abortions: special licensing requirements for abortion providers, new tissue disposal rules, screening for women and a ban on video remote doctor-patient counseling for patients taking prescription abortion pills.

Back in June, State Rep. Lisa Brown (D), who opposes the bill, was banned from the house floor for saying "I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.”

In response, Michigan house Republicans banned her from speaking on the floor, claiming that her speaking the word “vagina” violated house “decorum.”

State Rep. Brown then joined pro-choice activists on the state capitol steps to perform 'The Vagina Monologues' in protest (video below).

According to MLive, the anti-abortion bill passed in the Michigan state house. The entire Michigan senate will vote on the bill, after it returns from a recess, on August 15.