Monday, October 10, 2005

Unauthorized Reproduction Bill

Check out this, which was tipped off to me by Taggert over at A Random Walk.

Let's just say I'm glad we're 31 weeks along. . .

Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make
marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana,
including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do
become pregnant "by means other than sexual intercourse."

According to a draft of the recommended change in state law, every woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother throu gh assisted reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, and egg donation, must first file for a "petition for parentage" in their local county probate court.

1 comment:

Carol Anne said...

The "unauthorized reproduction bill" is no more. October 5, 2005: A controversial proposed bill to prohibit gays, lesbians and single people from using medical procedures to become pregnant has been dropped by its legislative sponsor.

State Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, issued a one-sentence statement this afternoon saying: "The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission."