DETROIT
06/15/2012 09:00 am ET Updated Aug 15, 2012

A Controversy Is Born After 2 Michigan Lawmakers' Comments In Abortion Debate

The debate over proposed new abortion regulations in the state House this week was heated, loud, even graphic, with words like "vagina," "vasectomy" and "stirrups" being mentioned.

The words didn't stop passage of the legislation, but they did get two Democratic lawmakers -- state Reps. Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and Barb Byrum of Onondaga -- silenced Thursday from speaking about any issue before the House on its final day of session before the Legislature's summer break.

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