October 05, 2005

Oh, the Horror

I know I've been out of touch for a while, but things have been going along fairly smoothly on the baby front, except for the 18,000 DBTs* I had when the baby stopped moving suddenly and didn't start again for 36 hours. But all is well now.
And now I need your help. Go here and read about the horrifying new law proposed in Indiana that would ensure that no single person or homosexual person will be able to use ART to have a child. It will also require married couples needing donor sperm or eggs, or a gestational surrogate, to provide proof of their "individual participation in faith-based or church activities" to prove that they deserve to have a baby.

One of Julie's brilliant commenters, Amy E, pointed out that this law would have prevented Jesus's birth, because Mary and Joseph weren't married. Ha. You can contact State Senator Miller, the lovely author of this insanity, here. Click the "to get a list of all Indiana elected representatives" button and you should be able to find her.

Updated to include:
I just found this at Susan's In a Holding Pattern blog. Thank you, Susan...

You can contact Senator Miller directly at (317) 232-9489 or s32@in.gov. But do use the link above to contact other Indiana representatives--as I understand it, this bill has already been introduced to the general assembly, which means we need all of them to know that we want them to oppose it.

Also, from Susan, "If you live in Indiana, the next meeting of the Health Finance Commission will be held at the Statehouse on October 20, 2005 at 10 am in Senate Chambers and is open to the public." Please go!

* Dead baby thoughts.


I'm Moe Greene said...

The Indiana law is absurd. How can that even pass?

Dee said...

Delurking to say that I had a similar episode during my pg where I didn't feel the baby move for something like 16 hours. Consumed by DBTs, I called my OB and--man, as fast as you can say 'boo!'--they had me immediately come in.

Understandingly, the words 'decreased fetal movement' were cause for immediate action on their part. I was there within 20 minutes and had a doppler check and a non-stress test. And wouldn't you know it? That's when the wee lass finally started to move again...made me feel silly for having gone in but I also felt good knowing my OB didn't mess around with getting me and the baby checked quickly. Maybe your OB would do the same if this happens to you again. For me, it went a long way in easing some of my DBTs.

P.S. Glad to hear that the Indiana bill has been pulled by Sen. Miller. Amazing that such a thing was ever even proposed.

Oh, and very belated congrats to you and the King!