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Indiana To Criminalize "Unauthorized Reproduction"

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posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 04:07 PM

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.

Only women who are married will be considered for the "gestational
certificate" that must be presented to any doctor who facilitates the
pregnancy. Further, the "gestational certificate" will only be given
to married couples that successfully complete the same screening
process currently required by law of adoptive parents.

As it the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent "who
knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction
procedure" without court approval, "commits unauthorized
reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor." The criminal charges will be
the same for physicians who commit "unauthorized practice of
artificial reproduction."


Draft for Health Finance Commission

Considering the plans to dump Roe vs Wade and ban Plan B, this is essentially an Unauthorized Sexual Intercourse bill.

Just a misdemeanor, understand, in their compassion they are distinguishing themselves from the Taliban by not recommending execution as penalty, for the woman, naturally, boys will be boys and all that.

But the most exciting element is that this could be another big step toward educating American women that their bodies are the property of the state, who shall be the sole determinant of how their organs of generation shall be utilized, to what end, and by whom.

[edit on 9-10-2005 by ArchAngel]

posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 08:46 PM

"commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor."

Somebody wake me up, will you? I'm having a terrible nightmare wherein the government is worming its way into people's bedrooms and women's wombs! And they're not wasting any time!

Roe V. Wade - RIP

posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 09:05 PM
I can't believe such an atrocity would even be allowed to be slated for any sort of vote, let alone drafting. While I joke to some of my friends that some people don't deserve to be parents, or that there should be licenses for those who want children, I never thought it might actually happen.

What a disgrace and a shame.

posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 11:25 PM
I think you're all misrepresenting the bill, as it only controls a medical procedure not bans "unauthorized reproduction."

However, I personally see 14th Amendment issues with this law, and doubt it's constitutional.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 05:18 AM
I think this is the one where 3 days later Legislator Drops Controversial Plan.

Public outrage works.
Keep feet to the fire.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 10:29 AM
This was up a few days ago.

I'm for laws that protect the lives of children (unborn included) and are against the dismantling of the family unit and of society.

Family is the basis of society. The family goes, society goes.

And people are NOT disposable.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 01:17 PM
Yes they are. We could dispose the humans known as Charles Manson, Hitler, GWB/Gang, OBL, anyone else who kills on a grand scale. Humans are disposable quite easily, just have to kill people not in self defense.

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