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Republicans: Putting the "Us" in "Uterus"

March 31, 2011, 3:34 PM

Remember, ladies, there is no "I" in "uterus."

The Republican speaker in the Florida state house has opened in new front in the GOP's war to control women's bodies. He has banned the mere discussion of generative lady parts on the House floor.

A Democratic representative in Florida was rebuked for saying the word "uterus":

During last week's discussion about a bill that would prohibit governments from deducting union dues from a worker's paycheck, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, used his time during floor debate to argue that Republicans are against regulations -- except when it comes to the little guys, or serves their specific interests.

At one point Randolph suggested that his wife "incorporate her uterus" to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn't want to further regulate a Florida business.

Apparently the GOP leadership of the House didn't like the one-liner.

They told Democrats that Randolph is not to discuss body parts on the House floor. 

Republican speaker Dean Cannon was reportedly afraid that underage pages would hear the word "uterus." Good thinking, Mr. Speaker. Once teen girls learn of the existence of the uterus, its probably only a matter of time before they get all possessive about theirs.

The first rule of GOP Womb Club is: you do not talk about GOP Womb Club.

[Hat tip to @annejumps on twitter for sending me the link. Photo credit: The Doctr, Creative Commons.]


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