Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Playing Doctor

While Michelle Duggar in Arkansas seems to have no trouble popping out little “blessings from God,” cranking out a remarkable (if not creepy) 16 children in the past 17 years, the same may not be said for all women in the state of Indiana.

In fact, Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller has introduced legislation that would prohibit a doctor from assisting lesbian couples from having children through artificial means.

1) Under the proposed law, who else would be barred from using medical assistance to become pregnant? (Hint: There is more than one correct answer here)

A) Unmarried women
B) Women who do not participate in “faith-based or church activities.”
C) Women who have had abortions
D) Women who are not legal residents of the United States
E) Women who are registered Democrats


2) While we’re on the subject of doctors, perhaps you heard about Dr. Randall Smith, the Oregon physician who was being sued by a female patient for attempting to cure her back pain by having sex with her. But did you know that the good doctor Smith worked for a religious-backed medical group? So, which group did he work for?

A) The Adventist Medical Group
B) The Presbyterian Medical Group
C) The St. Francis Medical Group
D) The Western Baptist Medical Group
E) The Oregon Methodist Medical Group



ANSWERS:

1) A & B: That’s right, women would have to prove that they were married to a member of the opposite sex, AND regularly attended a church or participated in another faith-based organization.
2) A: The Adventist Medical Group. Let’s just hope he wasn’t “treating” his female patient on the Seventh Day – that would really be a problem!

2 Comments:

At 2:52 PM, Blogger gairid said...

Just a note from the Red State of Indiana! Senator Miller withdrew the bill 48 hours after its introduction, saying that it was perhaps more complex than she had first assumed (read: many outraged calls to her office ,. Sen. Miller plans to re-write the bill .

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

Thanks for the feedback -- we always appreciate a good update!

 

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