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Michigan House's actions show lack of progress

Updated: June 19, 2012, 5:13 PM ET
By Jane McManus

Most days don't present a ton of opportunities to think about the word vagina.

But the decision of the Michigan House of Representatives to muzzle representative Lisa Brown after she dared to use the anatomically correct word while debating an anti-abortion bill which contained that same word is entirely provocative.

Even pediatricians tell parents to use the correct terms with little children. What should she have called it? The forbidding "down there" in a ...

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