Indiana Takes Two More Steps Towards Facism
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In a move that smacks of ... of... sheer stupidity, here go our lawmakers once again trying to legislate reproductive rights. Senator Patricia Miller (R) is proposing legislation that would add the same sort of requirements that it places on adoption to the process of assisted reproduction. In otherwords, you would need to be married in order to qualify for assisted reproduction. And it's all for the "welfare of the children".
We're all smart. We can read the fine print here.
So let me get this straight. Senator Miller is so damn concerned that people seeking out assistance with reproduction - people that are willing to pay thousands upon thousands of dollars to birng a child into the world - may not actually care for the child? Therefore, they must meet certain requirements?
First of all, they must be married. This is a huge middle finger once again to the tax-paying gay and lesbian community of Indiana. Secondly, they will be looking into what sort of family you are. Are you fit to raise a child? Can you provide for it? What church do you belong to? How often do you mow your lawn?
But wait - why does this sort of stuff matter when couples who can reproduce unassisted (and often do much to their own surprise) never even have to tie the knot in order to have a child whenever they damn well please? Where is the state when it comes to looking after the welfare of the child now? Shouldn't they start tagging and tracking teens once they hit pueberty and engage some sort of "intercourse police" should the teen even think about reproducing without getting the states consent?
Come on Senator Miller. What the fuck are you thinking? If you want to provide for the "welfare of the children", you should really look into the children that are being born the old fashioned way and provide social services where needed. Don't make reproduction a crime.
This little bit of Orwell will be voted on by the Health Finance Commission to be passed into legislation on October 20th. Please do your part and suggest to your local representative just how unfair this is.
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