State Legislature Outlaws Science

Don’t like science? The Indiana legislature has the perfect solution: legislate it away.

On Wednesday, the Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Indiana legislature approved a bill that states “a human fetus can survive outside the womb after 20 weeks of gestation.” Nevermind that it’s totally untrue. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at UPenn, said “no medical experts suggest a baby born as early as 20 weeks as viable.”

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