The Indiana Bill

Last week we published a copy of that part of the Medical Bill recently passed by the Indiana legislature which affected Christian Scientists, and which has become a law in that state. We also published in connection therewith the remarks of several senators upon the Bill as passed and another Bill which was introduced, but did not pass.

We have received from Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk formerly attorney-general of Indiana and a leading lawyer of that state, a full copy of the Bill which has become a law, Mr. Buskirk was also good enough to send us his views and opinion of this law, with permission to publish it if we saw fit. We have much pleasure in doing so. It is a vigorous, able, and clear discussion of the provisions of the Bill, its unconstitutional aspects, and its probable effects in the event that an attempt is made to enforce it. We shall not at this time attempt to add to what Mr. Buskirk has so ably said; it seems unnecessary to do so, as he covers the ground fully. Neither shall we undertake to add our advice to his with reference to the course to be pursued by the Christian Scientists of Indiana. Mr. Buskirk being on the ground, and being himself an adherent of Christian Science, is better able to judge of the course to be pursued than we are at this distance.

Mr. Buskirk, Judge S. T. McConnell of Logansport, and other able lawyers of that state will be safe guides and counsellors upon this question. That the matter will be worked out wisely, we do not doubt.

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The Medical Bill in North Dakota
April 4, 1901

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