DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan lawmaker says support and campaign donations are rolling in a day after she was barred from speaking in the House because she used the word "vagina" during a debate on an anti-abortion bill.
Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown says she was punished for remarks she made Wednesday while speaking against an anti-abortion bill. She told Republicans, "I'm flattered you're all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no."
Republican leaders said Brown violated House decorum and barred her from speaking Thursday. A second Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Barb Byrum, says she was silenced after a reference to vasectomies.
Brown said Friday she's surprised her comments led to a backlash from Republicans. She says vagina can be found in Michigan law in at least three places.
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