Uterus incorporation goes nationalby Dara Kam | April 5th, 2011
Florida state Rep. Scott Randolph’s suggestion that his wife should “incorporate her uterus” to keep government out of it prompted his appearance last night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show.
Last week, House GOP leaders chastised the Orlando Democrat for using the word “uterus” during debate on the House floor.
Randolph’s argument: Republicans believe in less regulation when it comes to businesses, but are trying to impose greater regulations on women with the 18 anti-abortion measures now floating between the two chambers. Randolph suggested his wife should “incorporate her uterus” to keep government out of it.
Meanwhile, the Florida ACLU launched a tongue-in-cheek website, “incorporatemyuterus.com,” urging women to “sign up” to protect abortion rights.
“Businesses get special treatment these days. If lawmakers and other politicians see your uterus and your body as a business, maybe they’ll work to get government out of the uterus regulation business as they do for every other company,” the website advises.