Our friend Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) is making news again, this time for using a scientifically and anatomically correct term. The word at the center of the controversy? Uterus.
According to the St. Pete Times:
"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."
"The point was that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government," Randolph said Thursday. "And I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife's uterus was incorporated or my friend's bedroom was incorporated, maybe they (Republicans) would be talking about deregulating.
"It's not like I used slang," said Randolph, who actually got the line from his wife. He said Republicans voiced concern about young pages hearing the word uterus."
It's insane to me that 1) a Representative cannot use a medically accurate term for a body part and 2) that the same majority in the legislature that is pushing 18 anti-choice bills, won't let someone say "uterus". If the majority is so sensitive about that word, then maybe they shouldn't be trying to regulate so heavily what we do with our uteruses. If you can't say it, you have no business telling me what do to with it. Uterus.
A facebook group has started in support of the freedom to say "Uterus".