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Thread: The Crime of "Unauthorized Reproduction"

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    By Laura McPhee

    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."

    The change in Indiana law to require marriage as a condition for
    motherhood and criminalizing "unauthorized reproduction" was
    introduced at a summer meeting of the Indiana General Assembly's
    Health Finance Commission on September 29 and a final version of the
    bill will come up for a vote at the next meeting at the end of this
    month.

    Republican Senator Patricia Miller is both the Health Finance
    Commission Chair and the sponsor of the bill. She believes the new
    law will protect children in the state of Indiana and make parenting
    laws more explicit.

    According to Sen. Miller, the laws prohibiting surrogacy in the
    state of Indiana are currently too vague and unenforceable, and that
    is the purpose of the new legislation.

    "But it's not just surrogacy," Miller told NUVO. " The law is vague
    on all types of extraordinary types of infertility treatment, and we
    wanted to address that as well."

    "Ordinary treatment would be the mother's egg and the father's
    sperm. But now there are a lot of extraordinary thing s that raise
    issues of who has legal rights as parents," she explained when asked
    what she considers "extraordinary" infertility treatment.

    Sen. Miller believes the requirement of marriage for parenting is
    for the benefit of the children that result from infertility
    treatments.

    "We did want to address the issue of whether or not the law should
    allow single people to be parents. Studies have shown that a child
    raised by both parents - a mother and a father - do better. So, we
    do want to have laws that protect the children," she explained.

    When asked specifically if she believes marriage should be a
    requirement for motherhood, and if that is part of the bill's
    intention, Sen. Miller responded, "Yes. Yes, I do."
    A draft of the legislation is available on the Health Finance
    Commission website

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    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.
    Why is it that the party that is supposed to be for small government is the one that wishes to interfere in the most personal part of our lives?

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Wow! And I thought the topic was going to be something about the unauthourized reproduction of data.

    The government is just going too far.

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    I sincerely hope that gets tossed.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Thats retarded.
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    Wtf?

    What bullshit.

    I've always had the contention that a woman on welfare would have to get the birth control shot but this is ridiculous. At least in the birth control case, they are trying get money from the state. The state should be able to have certain conditions.

    This unauthorized reproduction shit is unconstitutional and I would love to hear from a conservative board member on this.

    Tbh this sounds so bad it must be a joke.
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    Sad. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiD
    Sad. Very sad.
    Something like this should have to go through referendum and not just pass through a smaller legislative body.
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    What a complete load of bollocks that is.

    F'king outrageous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman
    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiD
    Sad. Very sad.
    Something like this should have to go through referendum and not just pass through a smaller legislative body.
    Dictatorship anyone?

    I totally agree with you on this Busyman - hopefully so do the members of the Indiana State Legislature.
    Last edited by NikkiD; 10-07-2005 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman
    Wtf?

    This unauthorized reproduction shit is unconstitutional ....
    Can you tell me how.

    I'm not saying it isn't, I just want to understand this whole "unconstitutional" thing. It crops up quite a lot here and can be confusing for non-USAers.

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