Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Legislator Drops Controversial Plan

...and that's putting it mildly. Just two days after Sen. Pat Miller introduced incendiary legislation to the Senate Heath Finance Committee calling for regulation of reproduction assistance, she has withdrawn the plan. The bill would have forbidden any unmarried person from receiving any reproductive assistance in the state of Indiana and would also have required prospective parents to go through a licensing process (which I could almost get behind) including an assessment of their "values".

I can only imagine the furor (and frustrating dismay) the Sen received by consituents, Republicans, rights groups, women, Democrats, the Governor, Attorney General, judges, the ICLU, Planned Parenthood, gay couples, and oh, pretty much everyone. What's unbelievable to me is that she wasted two days of everyone's time and bandwidth on such an unrealistic piece of legislative ass-wipery. It was almost as if a file from her uber-secret Rule-Indiana hard drive was released on an email to right wing cronies with the text reading "Ahaha, wouldn't this be great!" More from the Star including the one-sentence release from the Senator's office:
“The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission.”

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