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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I know you don't think that uterus is your own, honey


posted by bitchphd
If you haven't yet seen the latest state-controlled-reproduction law over at Feministing or The Booman Tribune, check this shit out.
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."
You know how self-righteous assholes like to talk about how you should have to have a license to have kids? Well here it is, folks.

Welcome to the brave new world. Someone call Margaret Atwood.
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