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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Boing Boing: Bizarre proposed Indiana reproductive legislation

Boing Boing: Bizarre proposed Indiana reproductive legislation:

I read the following over on BoingBoing-does anyone have any knowledge if this is accurate? It seems rather scary to me.


"Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Bizarre proposed Indiana reproductive legislation

Stefan Jones says: A proposed bill (PDF of text here) by Indiana Republicans would limit assisted reproduction services to people who have a 'Gestational Certificate.'

'It's probably not a surprise that only married heterosexuals would qualify, but the other information the bill suggests be collected reads like something from Eugenics manual:

Sec. 12.
(a) Before intended parents may commence assisted reproduction, the intended parents shall obtain an assessment from a licensed child placing agency in the intended parents' state of residence.
(b) The assessment must follow the normal practice for assessments in a
domestic infant adoption procedure and must include the following information:
(1) The intended parents' purpose for the assisted reproduction.
(2) The fertility history of the intended parents, including the
pregnancy history and response to pregnancy losses of the woman.
(3) An acknowledgment by the intended parents that the child may
not be the biological child of at least one (1) of the intended parents
depending on the type of artificial reproduction procedure used.
(4) A list of the intended parents' family and friend support system.
(5) A plan for sharing any known genetic information with the child.
(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."


  • yes...i also saw this story on some independent news sites...i wonder if the kinsey institute has had the opportunity to respond to it yet....or whether they even feel it is necessary to do so....it's not likely this proposal would go through....even in conservative indiana....interesting and maybe a little scarey too though that the story itself has not been picked up more by other media agencies...it is completely outlandish...

    By Blogger babybokchoy, at Fri Oct 07, 10:02:00 AM PDT  

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