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Illinois HB5428 and Rep. Sara Feigenholtz’s (office’s?) contemptuous use of the term “ungrateful bastards”

Well, I fully intended to be working on a post about the latest developments in Haiti tonight, but instead, I’m going to add a post about this stunner from Illinois Representative Sara Feigenholtz (or someone tasked with answering her emails.) Representative Feigenholtz is herself an adoptee, and sadly, the primary sponsor of HB 5428. (A […]

Florida’s Brood Mare amendment to its “parental notice of abortion” bill

Leave it to Florida legislators to come up with a bill this misogynistic. Meet Florida’s HB 1449 and its companion SB 2446. Naturally, I find the bill in its entirety despicable, woman negating, and showing nothing but contempt for the reproductive autonomy of those deemed minors, but there’s something ‘special’ about this particular legislative disaster. […]

Bastard Nation Letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn: Please Veto HB 5428

Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bastard Nation Letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn: Please Veto HB 5428 Bastard Nation: the Adoptee Rights Organization urges you to veto HB 5428, a so-called “adoptee rights” bill promoted as a progressive piece of legislation to correct Illinois’ long-standing Draconian treatment of its adoptees and their families of origin. Nothing […]


Wednesday, April 21, 2010 BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: STOP HB 5428 – WRITE GOV. PAT QUINN NOW Distribute Freely and Quickly! BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT! URGENT! ILLINOIS GROUND ZERO CONTACT GOVERNOR PAT QUINN NOW Don’t let Illinois gut what few rights Illinois adoptees still possess! This afternoon the Illinois Senate passed HB 5428: the Illinois […]

Illinois Senate abandons genuine adoptee human rights, passes terminally flawed legislation instead, contact the Gov. immediately!

The Illinois Senate passed HB 5428: 36 yea 16 nay 2 present This is nothing short of a catastrophic loss for GENUINE equal rights for adoptees in Illinois. Worse, the Senators appear to have thought they were passing an adoptee rights bill! HB 5428 instead proposes a civil and human rights violation, rights for some […]

*UPDATED* ACTION ALERT on Illinois HB 5428- ACT NOW to kill the bill

(post as it originally appeared remains below this section) 4/20/10 *UPDATE* Despite being listed on the Illinois HB 5428 status page as having been Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2010 the State Senate did not get to the second reading of the bill until today. Today’s update to the page notes […]

Arkansas- Judge strikes down Queer and unmarried cohabiting couples foster and adoption ban last Friday

Major new developments unfolded at the end of last week in relation to Arkansas’ ban on Queer and unmarried cohabiting couples prospects of becoming foster or adoptive parents. I’ve been blogging about the situation in Arkansas for some time now. First see my earlier posts: Sewing the scarlet “b”- California’s newest bastards, and other abysmal […]

Bastard Nation- URGENT ACTION ALERT: Illinois HB 5428 – Contact Senators Now!

Still time to contact Illinois State Senators get those faxes and calls in before the Senate goes back in session on Tuesday. Update– see my “Late Addition” at the bottom for e-mail addresses and contact form information. (THANKS ILOpen!) -BLC Saturday, April 17, 2010 URGENT ACTION ALERT: Illinois HB 5428 – Contact Senators Now! It’s […]

Charges *NOT* dropped against American Baptist Missionaries, despite Thursday’s reports

Well, it’s early Saturday morning and just when I sit down to write about one of the major events of the last week, we run headlong into yet another example of events moving faster than I can blog. Last Thursday, as a result of actions taken by the State Department, numerous media outlets reported that […]

Long weekend ACTION ALERT Illinois HB 5428- next Senate session Tues 4/20 get those calls & faxes in!

Again, another small update early this morning. There is still time to get those faxes and emails in to the Senators asking them to vote NO on HB 5428, but time is running out. The bill went through its second reading in yesterday’s session. The bill’s status page hasn’t updated yet after yesterday’s session, but […]