Thursday, October 06, 2005

Unmarried Moms Need Not Apply

This new proposed law from the Indiana State legislature is...wow. I'm not even sure I know what to say to this. Beyond the fact that it will be almost impossible to enforce (and what's to stop people from going out of state for infertility treatments or surrogacy or in vitro? If you can afford these treatments, you can afford to go to Chicago to get them.), who are they to say who can and cannot reproduce? It's an outrageous law, and it will certainly have unforseen and unintended consequences. I simply do not understand the amound of energy being put toward regulating women's bodies and lives through legislation. It's very very bothersome to me. As the end of this blog says, why do people put so much time and effort into trying to regulate how other people act? You can't legislate stuff like that. It's so intensely private, you know? And what if you get pregnant by accident, and it's your boyfriend, or a one-night stand? Do they force you to abort? How in the world are they going to enforce any of this? With privacy laws as they are, how can they prove how someone got pregnant? It's...jaw dropping.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jake said...

That is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard. I doubt that it will make it through but there seems to be a breed of wanna-be dictators developing all over the country. What's next, forced sterilization? Chastity belts until you are married?

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