NEXT ON INDIANA LEGISLATURE’S AGENDA: BAN BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

Indiana's State Capitol (Photo: www.history.com)
Indiana’s State Capitol (Photo: http://www.history.com)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – Now that Governor Mike Pence has signed the legislation giving Indiana citizens the right to discriminate against gay men and women on the basis of religious belief, the Indiana State Legislature is busy preparing for its next major agenda: to ban birth control pills.

Oddly enough, the new proposed legislation is not based on religious belief. Rather, it is based on science and the environment!

As reported in The Washington Post, an alarming number of fish in rivers and oceans has been found to be gender-bending — making them unable to reproduce. This, according to scientists, will eventually wipe out the world’s supply of fish.

The culprit for this phenomenon? The birth control pill.

Flushed down toilets, poured down sinks and excreted in urine, a chemical component in the pill wafts into sewage systems and ends up in various waterways where it collects in fairly heavy doses. That’s where fish soak it up.

A recent survey by the U.S. Geological Survey found that fish exposed to a synthetic hormone called 17a-ethinylestradiol, or EE2, produced offspring that struggled to fertilize eggs. The grandchildren of the originally exposed fish suffered a 30 percent decrease in their fertilization rate.

Immediately after the news came out, the Republican members of Indiana’s Legislature convened a caucus to draft a bill that would totally ban birth control pills as a way to protect the fish population.

Governor Pence vowed to sign the bill as soon as it comes to his desk.

“This is no longer a matter of religious belief,” Pence said. “Rather, it is a matter of protecting the environment.”

“We’re not necessarily a fan of gender-bending,” Pence added.

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