Bil Browning

Unauthorized reproduction bill is DOA

Filed By Bil Browning | October 05, 2005 6:00 PM | comments

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State senator Patricia Miller (R) has decided to drop her controversial authorized pregnancy bill. The Indy Star's Mary Beth Schneider reports:
A controversial proposed bill to prohibit gays, lesbians and single people from using medical procedures to become pregnant has been dropped by its legislative sponsor.

State Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, issued a one-sentence statement this afternoon saying: “The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission.”

Miller had asked that committee -- a panel of lawmakers who meet when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session to discuss possible legislation -- to recommend the bill to the full legislature when it meets in January.

UPDATE 10-7-05: As this story is getting hundreds of hits a day, I thought I'd also share with our visitors some of the newer posts that addresses the "Unauthorized Reproduction" bill. --bilerico

09-30: The original breaking of the story on the internet/media
An Evening with Indiana's Finest by Randy Studt

10-03:The first post to closely examine the issue and a leak of an early Nuvo story. Our most popular post.
State Senator Miller Attacks Reproductive Rights by Jeff Newman

10-04: Links to other sources now picking up the story
Pat Miller gets around by Bil Browning

10-05: Analysis and strategy suggestions. One of our other most popular (linked to/visited) posts on the subject.
Indiana as Fundamentalist Dystopia or Patricia Miller's Real Life Handmaid's Tale -- Expanded Hoosier Strategy Version by Marla R. Stevens

10-05: Link and synopsis of another important analysis of the subject
Cognitive Dissonance Resolved by Marla R. Stevens

10-05: Link to the Hoosier GLBT organization taking the lead on killing this bill
You Need To Do This by Bil Browning

10-05: Miller withdraws bill from committee
Unauthorized Reproduction Bill is DOA by Bil Browning

10-07: Link and synopsis of Matthew Tulley column warning that the bill isn't dead
Ding! Dong! This Witch is Still Alive! by Bil Browning

10-07: Link and synopsis of Indianapolis Star editorial
Indy Star on Unauthorized Reproduction Bill by Bil Browning

10-07:Air America picks up the story
Nuvo on Air America by Jeff Newman

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AUTHOR: Marla R. Stevens

DATE: 10/05/2005 11:39:17 PM

I smell a zombie in the making -- the undead rise again in strange ways in Indiana. Keep your eyes open and read every word of everything Sen. Miller touches, being careful to think around the corners when you do.

AUTHOR: paula

DATE: 10/06/2005 11:37:05 AM

Reply to my email to the commissionhere from Vi Simpson