How long until this is tried on the federal level?
I'm ashamed to have ever called myself a conservative. I used to think 'conservative' meant you didn't like the government sticking it's nose into people's business. Sort of the classical liberal ideas, ya know, small efficient government that doesn't overstep it's bounds, doesn't rip everyone off and actually works for the people instead of against them.
That was a long long time ago. No one could seriously say those are the ideals upheld by conservatives today. It's still not a bad idea, but the problem with conservativism is all the goddamn republicans running around trying to push the limits of phychotic behavior.
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.