Female legislators silenced on House floor

The business of the last day of session was sidetracked when Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) and Rep. Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) were barred from speaking on the House floor because of their opposition to an anti-abortion bill. The two were singled out for their language and actions that Republicans claimed did not “maintain the decorum of the House of Representatives.”

Republicans will stop at nothing to silence their opposition and impose their agenda on Michigan voters and opposition lawmakers. We’ve already seen it in their push for immediate effect on legislation, their voter-suppression bills and now, in women’s rights issues.