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In Michigan House, 'vagina' and 'vasectomy' are no-no words

In Michigan House, 'vagina' and 'vasectomy' are no-no words
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Two legislators were banned from speaking in the Michigan House of Representatives following their comments on a bill regarding added restrictions to abortion providers.

The bill was passed in the House by a 70-39 vote. It is now the most-restrictive anti-abortion bill in the U.S.

Democratic State Representative Lisa Brown, of West Bloomfield was banned by Republican Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas of Midland from speaking for an indefinite period. She told the bill’s supporters, “I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

Brown said in a press conference, according to MLive.com, “I was either banned for being Jewish or because I used the word ‘vagina,’ which is an anatomically, medically correct term.”

She said according to her faith, a woman’s life is foremost when a pregnant woman’s health and life are at stake. “As a Jew, I understand that many people hold different opinions and I respect that. All I did was urge my fellow lawmakers to extend to me that same consideration,” she said.

 

Ku Klux Klan and ACLU? Georgia highway adoption could have strange parents

Ku Klux Klan and ACLU? Georgia highway adoption could have strange parents
BY MIKE OLIVA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Adopt A Highway is a great program to brand an organization or company while supporting a neighboring community, unless the group is a far-right anti-Semitic hate gro...

Chicago murder rate worse than Afghanistan war zone

Chicago murder rate worse than Afghanistan war zone
BY MAKINI BRICE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Since 2001, 1,976 Americans have died in Afghanistan. During that same period in time, 5,056 murders have taken place in Chicago.

Chicago increasingly resembles a wa...

White high school graduate with black scholarship award praised for returning money

White high school graduate with black scholarship award praised for returning money
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A recent high school graduate recently made national news – and for all the right reasons.

Jeffrey Warren, a 17-year-old, applied for several scholarships, includi...

N.Y. principal who chose Justin Bieber over 'God Bless the USA' is no stranger to controversy

N.Y. principal who chose Justin Bieber over 'God Bless the USA' is no stranger to controversy
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Coney Island public school principal, Greta Hawkins, who sparked a nationwide controversy when she banned a song embracing American pride from a kindergarten g...

Cause of Obama cabinet member John Bryson’s hit-and-run remains unknown

Cause of Obama cabinet member John Bryson’s hit-and-run remains unknown
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

San Gabriel police and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department are investigating two hit-and-run accidents involving U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson this past ...

Auburn University shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard still a wanted man

Auburn University shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard still a wanted man
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

AUBURN, Ala.,-The federal manhunt for the Alabama man accused of fatally shooting three men, including two former Auburn University football players, and injuring ...

Atlanta cop's death during 3-way sex lands wife $3 million

Atlanta cop's death during 3-way sex lands wife $3 million
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Georgia woman whose husband died of a heart attack while having a three-way sexual encounter was awarded $3 million by a jury, which found the husband's doctor ...

Yo quiero Cantina Bell: Taco Bell to offer gourmet Mexican fare

Yo quiero Cantina Bell: Taco Bell to offer gourmet Mexican fare
BY MARGARET MORGAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This week Taco Bell® announced it will bring gourmet inspired bowls and burritos with its new Cantina Bell™ menu in an industry-changing partnership with celebri...

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