Oh no she di'int. Where to start on this absolutely bizarre political grandstanding from the hateful, hateful Patricia Miller pictured at right?
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."
So now they come for the lesbians. After all those years of gay men riding the front line of homophobia - even moreso with the now-mandatory straight guy lesbian fantasy (dude, real lesbians wouldn't be very interested in you) - this hate monger aims a precise blow at turkey baster dyke moms-to-be. That or she's still smoking Dan Quayle's crack and trying to rid the world of imaged Murphy Brown middle-class single moms. As if either were a menace in any way as they go through absurd (sometimes humiliating) hoops to make some of the most wanted babies that come into the earth. (the kind that are loved and turn into happy, adjusted and productive adults)
Meanwhile, dumbass straight couples who can't manage to figure out birth control would be free to reproduce, bringing more neglected kids into society. Perhaps they can't afford to take care of them, so they'll eat up tax payer money. Maybe they'll be so neglected that they'll go nuts and blow up their schools. There's no way to know, and although I'm unaware of any study on the subject, I'd be willing to bet that turkey baster babies do less bad in the world. So it's a bit of a leap, but if anything, I'd argue this ridiculous law would make the world not just pointlessly more hate-filled, but it would encourage it to be filled up with more assholes.
Lauren @ Feministe seems traumatised by the hate of her state, and she's got contact info for you to send valentines to the asshole-makin' Patricia Miller thanking her for her great idea.