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California AB 372- a dire threat to the existing rights of adopted people

More in the ongoing saga of the C.A.R.E. (or “California Adoption Reform Effort”) clusterfuck.

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Read ‘em and weep. Then work to kill AB 372.

Bastardette-

CARE’S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: NEW AB 372 AMENDMENTS RELEASED–DROPS ADOPTEES IN THE RIVER

BASTARDETTE POLL: WILL CARE PULL AB 372?

B.B. Church-

Bad, Worse, Worst: AB 372 limps into Judiciary…

In which he lays out one of the ways in which AB 372 takes the already bad lack of access system and actively makes it worse-

Under the current laws, if you want your birth records, you petition the courts. The court order up your records, take a look, and either releases your records or not. If there is a disclosure veto filed, then chances are slim to nil that you’ll get them. But if there is no disclosure veto the judge has the discretion to release the records.

Under the proposed changes the adoptee fills out an application with the State Registrar. The Department of Health sends out a letter into the aether to a twenty-five year old address. If they don’t get a reply, or if the letter is undeliverable, they have no discretion, they reject the application.

Reading the memo, it’s clear there are MANY more issues with the proposed amendments.

There’s a hell of a lot more to say about this bill, mired in the carefully fabricated lies of both access being predicated upon  ‘medical necessity’ and the ‘balancing interests’ poppycock (in reality, records access is a matter between adopted people and the State,) both of which have been discredited long ago by those authentically working for Bastard Rights (see Bastard Nation’s the Basic Bastard as but one of many such examples.)

For now, though, there’s work to be done.

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