Federal Court Strikes Down Anti-Abortion TRAP Law in Indiana

A federal judge has ruled that an Indiana law seeking to change the definition of "abortion clinic" is unconstitutional. The law would have required that any medical facility providing RU-486, the abortion pill, be defined as an abortion clinic, forcing it to meet the same stringent standards Indiana has created for… » 12/04/14 5:20pm 12/04/14 5:20pm

Blood Of 2 Million Babies Found In Indiana Warehouse

For over 20 years, the state of Indiana hoarded the blood of newborns without their parents' consent. If your child was born in Indiana after 1991, chances are his or her blood sample is one of an estimated 2.5-million specimens currently stored in a warehouse, the location of which state officials have not disclosed. » 7/19/14 6:17pm 7/19/14 6:17pm

Monster Who Drugged and Raped His Wife for Years Gets No Prison Time

Today's daily dose of Vitamin Rage: a man in Indiana will serve no prison time despite being found guilty of drugging and raping his wife repeatedly and over the course of years. The judge even suggested that the woman forgive her now-ex husband who, let me remind you, had drugged and raped her repeatedly over an… » 5/20/14 12:40pm 5/20/14 12:40pm

How to Have a Twitter Meltdown on Gay Marriage

You may have heard that yesterday the Indiana State Senate decided not to consider a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In this day and age, you might think of this as a victory, but not Indiana State Senator Mike Delph. He just had an epic, but predictable Twitter meltdown over the decision. After the… » 2/14/14 5:30pm 2/14/14 5:30pm

Dumb Indiana Proposal Would Punish Pregnant Drug Addicts

Indiana's Republican Attorney General proposed a law that would require pregnant welfare recipients' benefits to be contingent on passing a series of drug tests; if they can't pass, they can't buy food. Great idea guys — what economically disenfranchised pregnant drug addicts need is some good old fashioned… » 9/26/13 12:50pm 9/26/13 12:50pm

Dad Flips Out Over Daughter’s Dress Code Violation, So Cops Tase Him

Back-to-school time can be stressful for everyone, but it became especially stressful for one Greenfield, Ind. high school student when her father, irate over an issue with her school’s dress code, got into an argument with school administrators that ended with him being Tased. Thanks, Dad, for ruining high school. » 9/07/13 6:00pm 9/07/13 6:00pm

Indiana Planned Parenthood May Close Due to Lack of Drinking Fountain

Another day, another TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) bill; today, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed Senate Enrolled Act 371 into law, which imposes totally unnecessary restrictions on non-surgical abortion clinics and singles out one Planned Parenthood center that provides family planning services… » 5/01/13 1:35pm 5/01/13 1:35pm

Sensible Hearing Officer Blocks Indiana’s Move to Cut Planned…

Having hoped to precede Texas' and Arizona's big rattlesnake-skin-cowboy-boot footsteps, Indiana seemed poised in 2011 to deny Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds because the organization performs abortions. Then U.S. district judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued an injunction blocking parts of Indiana's law last summer. On… » 7/08/12 8:45pm 7/08/12 8:45pm

When Laws Designed to Protect Pregnant Women End Up Imprisoning Them

In 2002, Bei Bei Shuai, 33 weeks pregnant, attempted to kill herself after her boyfriend left her. The Indiana woman didn't succeed — but her daughter was born early as a result, and died shortly thereafter. Now, the state's used laws that were allegedly designed to protect pregnant women from violence to imprison… » 5/18/12 6:50pm 5/18/12 6:50pm

Horrible Parents Drive With Their Four Kids Strapped to the Car

If you thought Mitt Romney's infamous tale of strapping his dog to the car roof and taking it for a terrifying, high speed cruise down the highway, then wait until you hear what a terrible mother and father from Indiana did. On Monday, the couple was seen strapping their four children to the roof hood of their… » 5/08/12 11:55pm 5/08/12 11:55pm

Catholic School Fires Teacher for Getting Sinful Fertility Treatments

For a faith seemingly hell-bent on supporting the creation of life whether a mother wants it or not, the Catholic Church's position on fertility treatments is confusing at best. But it turned out to be a particularly thorny issue for one teacher at a Catholic school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who was fired after she… » 4/26/12 11:20am 4/26/12 11:20am