Friday, April 1, 2011
"Uterus Now Officially a Dirty Word in Florida, " Robin Marty, RH Reality Check: "A Florida representative was admonished by his GOP counterparts for using the word 'uterus' on the floor during a debate," Marty writes, adding that "if nothing else," lawmakers' opposition to the word "explains why some in the legislature have been trying so hard to regulate it so much." During a debate, state Rep. Scott Randolph (D) "suggested that his wife 'incorporate her uterus' to stop [others] from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. [They], after all, wouldn't want to further regulate a Florida business." He was told not to discuss body parts in the chamber and that his language could be offensive to guests, including children. Marty writes, "To be fair, with the state of sex ed as of late, many of those kids probably wouldn't even know what a uterus is" (Marty, RH Reality Check, 3/31).