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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Reproductive Technology Bar 

Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such as artificial insemination. This isn't a question of state funding - this would completely deny lesbians access to certain medical services.

I haven't found the full text of the bill, but check out some of the reported details here.

UPDATE (10/5/05): Here's the link to HFC004.

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UPDATE (10/6/05): "The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission," she said.

State Sen. Patricia Miller's entire statement regarding dropping the proposed bill.

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