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A few preliminary notes on the attempted cooptation of the adoptee rights movement by Mr. Pertman and the EBD

By way of a starting point, I wanted to draw readers’ attention across to Bastardette’s latest important post. Bastardette has blogged about the ongoing clusterfuck unfolding over on the cultic Huffington Post, all sparked by a piece written by Adam Pertman in which he co-opts the work Bastard activists have done and language they have […]

Two important articles from the Canadian Press in the aftermath of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Supreme Court decision

At the end of December, the Canadian High Court ruled sections of the nation’s fertility law, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, unconstitutional and tossed regulation back to the provinces, a move that practically guarantees a patchwork quilt of regulation and ongoing travel for purposes of reproduction. A climate some, such as the the Ottawa Citizen […]

Bastard Nation Action Alert: Write NJ Legislators Today; Vote NO on A1406/S799!

(Originally posted on the Bastard Nation Action Alert blog, here.) Monday, January 03, 2011 Bastard Nation Action Alert: Write NJ Legislators Today; Vote NO on A1406/S799! Distribute Freely BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT! STOP DISCLOSURE VETO/WHITE OUT LEGISLATION IN NEW JERSEY!!! ASK THE NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY: VOTE NO ON A1406/S799 Read full text of A1406 here. […]

NYT “Assembling the Global Baby” & “Donors With Dossiers (and Star Looks)”

I’ve spent the better part of December refocusing and spending some time with family, but I intend to get at least a couple of odds and ends up before the end of the month. Obviously a lot has happened in my ‘absence,’ so I figured I’d put up a couple of brief posts pointing at […]

NaBloPoMo II – National Adoption Month 2010 – #NAdoptAM

(Just as at the end of last month, this is a second post in a single day, be sure to scroll down to my earlier post, How the other half lives- off adoption as well.) This post marks 61 days straight of blogging, two NaBloPoMos back to back. For those of you who have gotten […]

How the other half lives- off adoption

By way of a brief follow up on my two posts about the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) celebrating 30 years of working against Bastard rights: National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part I National Council for Adoption celebrates 30 years of opposing adoptees’ human rights- part II NCFA […]

Children hidden in plain sight

In this day and age, in modern America, many people believe it would be all but impossible to keep a child, let alone five children “off the books” so to speak, but sure enough, it most certainly still happens. Yesterday’s Washington Post contained an account of precisely that having happened in York Pennsylvania, a mere […]

Spence-Chapin, always looking to increase market share, attempts to create a Muslim adoption market

Spence-Chapin, one of the older agencies and no friend to adoptees and our civil and human rights, has always sought to open new markets to adoption, and always sought new sources of kids, globally to fulfill that manufactured “need”. Be it their early efforts to procure South Korean kids, to tapping the expanding Gay and […]

Russia and the U.S. about to enter into next round of bilateral adoption talks

Russia and the United States are about to enter into their next round of talks aimed at drafting a bilateral adoption agreement in early December. See Russia, U.S. to discuss child adoption deal Dec. 1-3 “There is reason to hope that the negotiations will help deal with the remaining issues and ensure the early signing […]

When pregnancy provides “evidence” of having broken the terms of your parole: Jail followed by death

La’Tasha Mayes, with the New Voices Pittsburgh, leads a protest down Grant Street, to show support for the family of Amy Lynn Gillespie, who died in January after she developed pneumonia while incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail – Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette Amy Lynn Gillespie died in a hospital still in custody after being transferred from […]