For some Republican lawmakers in Florida, uterus is a dirty word.
During a debate over a bill that would prohibit governments from deducting union dues out of a worker’s paycheck last week, Florida state Rep. state Rep. Scott Randolph (D) argued that Republicans seem to only be against regulations when it comes to big business.
In his speech on the state House floor, Randolph even suggested that his wife could “incorporate her uterus” if it would stop the GOP from passing more restrictive abortion laws.
Republican leadership scolded the Democratic congressman, telling him that talk about body parts was unwelcome.
“The point was that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government,” Randolph told The St. Petersburg Times 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,” he added.
He said Republicans told him they were concerned about young pages hearing the word.
“I think it’s a sad commentary about what we think about sex education in the state,” Randolph said.
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