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Mississippi 2010 “safe haven”/legalized child abandonment law failures to date

Earlier this month I blogged several posts using Mississippi as a case study in relation to the ongoing failures of the legalized child abandonment schemes.
The so called “baby Moses” or “safe haven” laws were passed nationwide on the assurances of those advocating legalized child abandonment that unsafe child abandonments and the number of dead babies [...]

Emily Portellos, crimes against “women’s essentialist nature,” and the pointlessness of imprisonment

Bastardette and I continue to write about the legalized child abandonment laws (so called baby dunp, or baby Moses/safe haven laws,) their ongoing failures, and how babies are still consistently turning up dead and women are still consistently going to jail.
I’ve written repeatedly, that rather than legalized child abandonment, there could, and must be other [...]

Nebraska- Kids number 22 and 23; Another self “haven” and other hidden dumps in the official number tally

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So I’m behind but trying to catch up.
Tuesday another teen showed up at a hospital turning herself in under Nebraska’s “safe haven” law. Making this the second “self [...]

Don’t you dare blame longtime opponents of dump bills for the Nebraska legislature’s mistake

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So to attempt to do damage control in the wake of the child welfare mess in Nebraska, a new meme is being spun, that it was opponents of [...]

Nebraska- real abandonments continue despite dump law, dump advocates attempt to capitalize upon such

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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I want to point readers at an older (approximately October 16th?) Nebraska news segment I feel is important and have been meaning to blog about.
It’s a piece about [...]

Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured

To start from a personal perspective, I’m just a Bastard, a politically active adoptee.
Being legally prohibited from attaining my State sealed records, I have no idea what heritage cultural or genetic my biological family might contain, other than a quick glance in a mirror appears to indicate pretty clearly a hefty chunk of what would [...]

On the passing of Howard Metzenbaum

First, I advise readers to read my brief diary on Daily Kos about how I primarily relate to and remember the former Ohio Senator.
AFTERWARDS, read down through the rest of this.
On some of the comment threads on dKos and elsewhere about the Senator’s passing, expressions of gratitude from adoptive parents have appeared a few places. [...]