Friday, October 07, 2005

State Mandated Eugenics Makes A Comeback

They can't tell any adult in this state not to have sex, but soon it may be the only way many people will be able to have children in Indiana.

The Health Finance commission, a special committee in the Indiana General Assembly, is considering whether or not to recommend a bill that will prohibit unmarried couple and single people from using in-vitro fertilization. The bill will also create a special commission that will determine a case by case basis on which married couples will be allowed to have a child through artificial insemination.

Can you imagine a board that labels prospective parents "fit" or "unfit" prior to conception? Do you remember all those creepy sci-fi novels in which the government decides who gets to have kids? (I don't. I'm more of a "Fahrenheit 451" kind of guy.) The future is now, and a "brave new world" is on the verge of being created in the State House.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:29 PM

    So creepy in fact people all over the state raised a fuss, and they have backed off for now, calling it "too complex" to deal with this session.

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  2. You know, I don't even see how this is really complex. Anyone with an 8th grade education and a turkey baster can help a woman conceive a child.

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  3. If it takes a village to raise a child then each villager including the idiot should get a vote on whether they want to raise another.

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