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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I can't believe this filth

Will you look at this:

Indiana Considers Ban On Lesbian Pregnancies:

Legislation has been introduced in the Indiana legislature that would prohibit gays, lesbians and single people in Indiana from using medical science to assist them in having a child.

The bill has the support of Senator Patricia Miller, the chair of the Health Finance Commission where the legislation is currently being considered.

Miller says that assisted pregnancy is totally unregulated. The bill would bar any doctor from assisting in a pregnancy through intrauterine insemination, donation of an egg, donation of an embryo, in vitro fertilization and transfer of an embryo, and sperm injection without making a number of "determinations" about the "suitability of the candidate.

Women seeking treatment would have to provide a certificate of satisfactory completion of an assessment required under the bill.

Among the determining factors is a requirement that the women be married to a person of the opposite sex. The assessment would contain a description of the family lifestyle and automatically exclude lesbians. Women would also have to provide proof that they have participated in faith-based or church activities.

I don't think this has half a chance at going through. However, the very thought of it is the scary part - the idea that this legislation got this far. This is disgusting - utterly disgusting.


Blogger Cass said...

Damn you, Harper, and your meddling ways!

I'll beat you next time, and your little dog, too.

-Cass, who is incensed that you beat her out for this article, thus leaving Cass alone in a vast wilderness of not-beating-Harper-to-a-good-story.

10:01 PM


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