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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fertility Treatment Bill Dropped

Word spread fast yesterday about an unbelievable bill proposed by Senator Pat Miller.

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/local/12813691.htm

She wanted to legislate procreation here in Indiana. If you couldn't live up to her standards (intended parents must be married and information about individual participation in faith-based or church activities would be requested) then, sorry, no fertility treatments for you!

Thankfully, fast acting Hoosiers let her know exactly what they thought and the bill has already been dropped. Miller issued a short statement Wednesday afternoon: “The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission.”

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051005/NEWS01/51005006

Yeah, I'd imagine having half the state calling your office to let you know you're nuts might persuade you to drop the idea. Let's hope this bill stays dead. After all, under Miller's proposed law, the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit would be criminals.

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/10/05/proposed_indiana_law.html

3 Comments:

  • At 10:44 AM, October 06, 2005 , Anonymous Lil said...

    Yeah I was quite glad to here it didnt pass.

     
  • At 3:29 PM, October 06, 2005 , Blogger Amy said...

    It wasn't just Hoosiers. Some of the big infertility bloggers (a little pregnant & I wasted all that birth control) joined the bandwagon and encouraged people from everywhere to call or email. I'm pretty sure they were bombarded yesterday. Their point was great, if it happens in one state, it's bound to be copied in others.

    I'm just glad it didn't pass. If I have to live in a red state, can we at least have some control over our uterus?

     
  • At 9:15 AM, October 12, 2005 , Blogger Marti said...

    It didn't pass, but it's not dead.

     

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