Wednesday, October 05, 2005

I'm Not Qualified to Have a Womb in Indiana

My head just exploded. Didn't make much noise, just a little pop and I kinda just end at the ribcage.

Via Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon, IndianaGreen at Daily Kos has the early story about a new law being considered in Indiana that regulates who may get pregnant by means other than sexual intercourse. Lesbians -- out. Hollywood starlets -- out. Couples with reproductive difficulties, such as impotence -- file it in triplicate for any old rubber desk johnny to read.

And if you are a married couple with reproductive difficulties, you'd better be the "right sort."

6) Personal information about each intended parent, including the
  • ((A) Family of origin.
  • (B) Values.
  • (C) Relationships.
  • (D) Education
  • (E) Employment and income.
  • (F) Hobbies and talents.
  • (G) Physical description, including the general health of the individual.
  • (H) Birth verification.
  • (I) Personality description, including the strengths and weaknesses of each intended parent.
It would be a lot easier if they would just go ahead and tag us at birth and breed us according to our profile.

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