Indiana: Abortion banned for fetal anomaly

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a controversial abortion bill Thursday that, among other things, would ban the procedure if it is sought because the fetus was diagnosed with a disability or defect such as Down syndrome.

Shortly before his deadline to act on the sweeping measure, Pence called the law “a comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life,” according to the Associated Press.

The law, which was passed by the legislature earlier this month, would make Indiana the second state in the nation, after North Dakota, to ban abortion in cases where a fetal anomaly is detected. It also would bar the procedure in instances where the decision is based on the sex or race of the fetus. And it could make Indiana the first state in the country to require that fetal remains be buried or cremated, rather than treated like medical waste.

So this is where it is all going?  Fetal anomaly is certainly a compelling reason to have an abortion.  In fact, to me, it is  the most legitimate reason of all.  The cost and the wear and tear on families caring for a seriously disabled child is more than most people can bear.

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Indiana Protects Buffalo Modesty on State Seal

Not to be upstaged by Virginia, the cultural warriors of Indiana, embarrassed by a bare butted, pantsless buffalo on its state seal, made plans to correct this graphic depiction of animal  indecency. 

Here is the current State Seal of Indiana.  As you can see, this fine fellow is not wearing pants, thus exposing his buffalo “parts.” 

Indiana State Seal

Considered way too personal and graphic, some of the Indiana cultural warriors met in committee to fix this embarrassment. After all, Virginia had covered the exposed breast of that Amazon woman, Goddess Virtue who had been slaying tyrants for Virginia for over 200 years. All sorts of Virginia tight-asses had averted their eyes for years until they were rescued by the new Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a transplant from NJ, who changed the attire of Goddess Virtue from exposed breast to neck-high breast plate.

Here is the proposal to keep Indiana’s buffalo in a more modest pose:

Indiana State Seapantsl

Good job, Cultural Warriors of Indiana. Your honor has been restored.

(Your state seal now looks like Sponge Buffalo Square Pants but that’s ok!)

Satire and sarcasm button off now. Thanks to a mysterious Ray for his art work.