Res has honored me this week by giving me so many inspiring things to read.
This from Booman Tribune:
The Crime of "Unauthorized Reproduction"
New law will require marriage as a legal condition of motherhood
By Laura McPhee
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 through 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.
As it the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent "who knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction procedure" without court approval, "commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor." The criminal charges will be the same for physicians who commit "unauthorized practice of artificial reproduction."
The change in Indiana law to require marriage as a condition for motherhood and criminalizing "unauthorized reproduction" was introduced at a summer meeting of the Indiana General Assembly's
Health Finance Commission on September 29 and a final version of the bill will come up for a vote at the next meeting at the end of this month.
If your head hasn't already exploded, you can read the rest here.
And Res also found this golden nugget, where Pardon My English, writing of his disdain for Harriet Mier's nomination ponders the real meaning of *the good, conservative woman" (while there's a huge ad on his blog of Ann Coulter in that black leather top -- as if she's not drinking deeply of something.)
Think about it: generally speaking, where do you find good, conservative, traditional women? The answer is in the home, not the House. Traditional women are usually devoted to traditional endeavors, such as raising their children and tending to hearth and home. And when they are forced by necessity into the workaday world, they’re usually doing merely what is required to put three squares on the table. They’re not seeking to exalt themselves through careerism.
At the other end of the spectrum you find the Hillary Clintons, Barbara Boxers and Diane Feinsteins of the world. These women drank deeply of the cup of feminist Kool-Aid, imbibing its precept that fulfillment can only be found through worldly pursuits which, as we all know, were selfishly reserved for men, by men. Simply put, a traditional woman’s greatest dream is to raise a family; a feminist woman’s greatest dream is to create a village that can raise a family.
As a feminist woman seeking to exalt myself in numerous ways, one of which may be through careerism, it is indeed NOT my greatest dream to create a village that can raise a family. Especially if kooks like this might end up in my village. And I think they would. They seem to be everywhere these days.
One of my greatest dreams would be to buy a condo on the Upper West Side with a Central Park View and have all my gay friends over for cocktails when I move in! And since I was so successful at my career, I would also have made enough money so that my son could attend Oberlin College and get some sort of liberal arts degree!
Take that, Pardon My English!
First, Bush has no
right to say "Trust me." He was elected to represent the American
people, not to be dictator for eight years. Among the coalitions that
elected Bush are people who have been laboring in the trenches for a
quarter-century to change the legal order in America. While Bush was still boozing it up in the early '80s,
Ed Meese, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork and all the founders of the
Federalist Society began creating a farm team of massive legal talent
on the right....
Being a Supreme Court justice ought to be a mind-numbingly tedious job suitable only for super-nerds trained in legal reasoning like John Roberts. Being on the Supreme Court isn't like winning a "Best Employee of the Month" award. It's a real job....
Bush may as well appoint his chauffeur head of NASA as put Miers on the Supreme Court....
However nice, helpful, prompt and tidy she is, Harriet Miers isn't qualified to play a Supreme Court justice on "The West Wing," let alone to be a real one.
I loooove when they start turning on each other. Love it. I say keep it up,
That's all the kookiness I have for now. Enough for awhile though, huh?
Now, I've gotta get back to work.
Cuz you know...I can bring home the bacon...fry it up in a pan....and never, ever let you forget......hmmm. I forget the rest. Being a working mom and all, I've got so much on my plate. You can't expect me to remember everything.