Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown Donated $1M to Planned Parenthood

Author Daniel Handler (more widely known as The Series of Unfortunate Events’ Lemony Snicket) and illustrator/artist Lisa Brown, a married couple, have generously pledged to donate a whopping $1 million to Planned Parenthood, just as it’s being threatened with a loss of funding from the federal government. »9/29/15 3:00pm9/29/15 3:00pm


Woman Fights for Her Life Against Rare Disorder Starving Her to Death

At age 28, Lisa Brown seemed to have everything—she was newly married, happy, and just getting settled into her new life. Then, she mysteriously began losing weight even though she was eating regularly, and then her weight plummeted to dangerous lows. Suddenly, she was fighting to stay alive and convince others that… »7/21/15 3:05pm7/21/15 3:05pm

Michigan Senate Just Passed a Bunch of Bills Prohibiting All Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Legislators in the Michigan Senate were hard at work yesterday, fighting for your right to not receive any insurance coverage for abortion unless you are literally dying. Because who needs to rebuild the economy when there are greedy women out there who need insurance coverage for expensive medical procedures? »12/07/12 1:15pm12/07/12 1:15pm

Surprise! The Michigan Senate Just Approved Some Extreme Anti-Choice Legislation

Today, the Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee approved an extensive anti-choice measure that would make it next to impossible to obtain medication abortion, enact unnecessary screening requirements, and mandate irrational physical plant requirements that could shut down almost every clinic in the… »7/26/12 3:40pm7/26/12 3:40pm

Tweet Generator Hilariously Spams Abortion-Restricting Lawmakers with Serious Vagina Questions

Are you an on-the-go woman with a burning hatred for the angry old white guys who are trying to regulate your ladyparts? Do you desire, more than anything, to have conservative lawmakers' personal input on your Down There Problems? Does your busy schedule mean you have no time to ask them all of the women's health… »7/17/12 4:50pm7/17/12 4:50pm

Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues Have Been Summoned to Lansing by Lisa Brown’s ‘Vagina’ Incantation

When Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown (a Democrat, if you can believe it) said "vagina" on the floor of the state legislature, her male Republican colleagues immediately silenced her for fear that she had started a Candyman-like incantation that, if completed, would summon Eve Ensler to and her Vagina… »6/17/12 11:30am6/17/12 11:30am

25 Republican-Approved Ways to Say 'Vagina' Without Offending Political Pussies

Yesterday, two female state representatives in Michigan were banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the State House because they refused to fall in line during a debate about abortion. The Republican who banned Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum said some nonsense about "decorum," and another GOP-er took… »6/15/12 11:40am6/15/12 11:40am

Nonsensical GOP Spokesperson Says Female Legislator Was Banned for Supposed Rape Metaphors, Not 'Vagina'

Yesterday, Michigan Representative Lisa Brown dared to say the word "vagina" during an intense debate over a new state law that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks with absolutely no exceptions and place new regulations on providers, because no antichoice bill is complete without a completely unnecessary… »6/15/12 11:10am6/15/12 11:10am

Female Legislator Who Dared Say 'Vagina' During Abortion Debate Banned From Speaking on House Floor

After offending Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas by using the offensively medically accurate word "vagina" in an impassioned floor speech opposing Michigan's draconian new abortion law, State Representative Lisa Brown was banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. Her colleague… »6/14/12 4:00pm6/14/12 4:00pm

Even a Proposed Sex Boycott Couldn't Stop the Michigan House from Passing Insane Anti-Abortion Law

Today Michigan moved one step closer to being deemed the most lady-hostile state in the nation as their House passed a massive and crazily restrictive anti-abortion law. While passage was widely expected, the vote was preceded by an hour of heated debate, which included Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown uttering the words,… »6/13/12 11:15pm6/13/12 11:15pm