Tuesday, October 04, 2005

These are scary times for many states

I am truly frightened of the directions this country is going. . .On the federal level we are moving through a bad time for the GOP which can only become a good time for this country come mid-term elections especialy if we can bring in more independents and third parties into our legislature. But we musn't lose sight of the fifty state governments in this country. I am sad about the state republican't J. Englre left my home state of Michigan, from whence I came. But I am truly boggled at the Hoosier legislatures attempt to legislate motherhood in the state of Indiana. . .I cannot believe this realy is happening in this country. I can't believe we live in a place in history where one has to wonder whether this law would hold up in court - it just might. These are ominous times - and I have to raise a son in them. . .

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."

I think we all have a responsability to let people know what we think about a womans right to control her own body. How long until they say, your un-married and pregnant? Well, you just better get married or were gonna take your kid/s. How long until they say, Your not married? No birth control for you. How long till we hear, You are unde arrest for having sex without a marriage license. . .Or, Hey you can't say that about your government!

thanks from the Heretik and Pandagon


Beth said...

I actually agree that the Indiana law is ridiculous, I think it is a shameful attempt to prevent same sex couples from becoming parents. And personally, I think it would greatly increase the number of abortions rather than have people getting married because they have to.

Perhaps the legislature does have the good intentions of realizing that children are better off with two parents families, but forcing a potential loveless marriage is simply not the answer.

andi said...

duwayne: fyi, the crazy woman who suggested the insane legislature has pulled it from consideration.


but it's likely only a matter of time before it's tried again somewhere else.

i also wrote about this (in a somewhat more heated manner) in my last post. scary when we have to protect our children from the insanity of others - but then i guess that's our job as parents, right?