Saturday, December 09, 2006

BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT

BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
NEW JERSEY BILL PASSES IN SENATE

On December 4th, the New Jersey Senate passed S 1087 by a vote of 27 – 12 – 1. The bill has now gone over to the House and has been referred to the Assembly Human Services Committee.

S 1087 purports to be an open records bill for adoptees. But within this bill is a section that gives birth parents the legal right to file an affidavit of nondisclosure for a period of one year after the passage of the bill. Any birth parent, for any reason, can say “NO MEANS NO.” Their adoptees will NEVER receive their original birth certificates.

Now add to this a white-out provision where New Jersey can play God about what information gets to see the light of the day and what information will be subject to falsification by the state by using its “White Out.”

Bastard Nation leaves no adoptee behind. We believe in equal access to original birth documents for ALL adoptees, not just those whose birth mothers don’t object.

For these reasons, Bastard Nation continues to strongly oppose
S 1087.

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