From one of my listservs today, I received an email about this legislation pending in Indiana. I wish it was a hoax. I will be relieved if someone tells me that it is a hoax. This bill right here should be exactly why any sane person should oppose "states rights."
This sh** is just too frightening.
Here is the link to a pdf file of the bill (on Democratic Underground).
This law is largely Republican code for racism. We want to arrest women of color having too many children and living off the "Welfare System."
And, of course, this bill would prevent lesbians from being able to bear children via artificial insemination. I have friends, who are a lesbian couple with two children. One of the partner's got artificially inseminated. They are among the most stable and admirable family unit that I know. I can think of a great deal of "heterosexual" couples who I don't think should be granted the "gestational certificate."
Please tell me that this nonsense will end soon.
UPDATE: Here is a better link to the info on this bill (via justme). I also think that I got a bit overzealous in my condemnation of this bill (not that I don't condemn it), but it is more geared toward limiting reproductive technologies, rather than babies born out of wedlock.