Tuesday, October 04, 2005
The State of Indiana proposes that a woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother through assisted reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, and egg donation, must be married (presumably to a man). The draft legislation can be read here. In addition to being married, potential parents must be state certified. This certification is obtained thru a successful state assessment of many things including: intended parent "values," "education," and "personality, including the strengths and weaknesses of each intended parent." A clue as to what will count as a personality strength or weakness may be gleaned from the following other requirement, namely, a "description of the family lifestyle of the intended parents, to include a description of individual participation in faith-based or church activities." I recommend reading the following article, "The Crime of 'Unauthorized Reproduction'," by Laura McPhee that is in draft form here.
Posted by marin gillis I'm reading: Marriage a Legal Requirement of Motherhood in IndianaTweet this! at 12:15 PM