Pure evil, right next door

Pointed out by dragonscholar: Indiana wants to outlaw single motherhood, at least by means of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and the like. Quoting the above-referenced article:

When asked specifically if she believes marriage should be a requirement for motherhood, and if that is part of the bill’s intention, Sen. [Patricia] Miller responded, “Yes. Yes, I do.”

No word on whether the state is considering a requirement that you raise your children to be human beings. Meanwhile, since they are now clearly against non-standard means of reproduction, it’s perfectly legitimate now to refer to the Indiana GOP as “fucking Republicans”.


12 comments so far

  1. avon_deer on

    I think it should be illegal to have a child if you cannot afford one. But thats only because single mothers now account for such a large chunk of the benefits pot, that there would be nothing for me, should *I* ever need it. I call it the “single, white, male syndrome”.

    As to this draft proposal. There really is not much to say, is there? Its just another example of how many States within the US seem to have morons elected to their seats.

    Is there really nothing better they could be doing with their time than dreaming up such proposals? You’d think that there would be more pressing issues for the State government of Indiana to be looking into.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Indiana is an odd state. This is the same state that, in the late 1800s/early 1900s, tried to legally set the value of pi to exactly 3.

      • avon_deer on

        Odd indeed.

        • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

          It would’ve been more fun, had they passed it, to watch every wheel in the state turn into a hexagon in order to comply with state law. :)

          • avon_deer on


            Should I ask?

            • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

              If pi were exactly three, then all circles would become hexagons–the hexagon is the figure where the ratio of the radius to the perimeter is 3. Yeah, it’s a little abstruse, but it’s true. :)

              • nsingman on

                Minor nit – the ratio of the perimeter of a regular hexagon to the diameter of a circumscribed circle is 3 to 1. :-)

  2. cirruskitfox on

    Guess who already knows?

    What a time for me to move back, eh?

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      Re: Guess who already knows?

      Well, I don’t think you’re likely to try to get pregnant. :)

      • cirruskitfox on

        Re: Guess who already knows?

        Well, even if I was dumb enough to want to try…. don’t think it’d work out ;)

        There’s not a day that goes by were I don’t bang my head against the wall because I have deal with day to day idiocy right in my own backyard.

        • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

          Re: Guess who already knows?

          Actually, if you stop to think about it, Indiana is like the back yard for the entire state of Ohio. :)

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