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New Jersey- Governor Christie gives S799/A1399 a conditional veto

Yesterday New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed NJCare’s botched S799/A1399 bill, offering up his own set of recommendations that draw on both the disastrous NJ CARE bill and the NJ ACLU/Catholic Conference/Right to Life alternative bill. (Neither bill stood firm for authentic Bastard rights.)
Thus Governor Christie, in attempting to sew together bits and pieces [...]

New Jersey BN ACTION ALERT: Support Adoptee Rights for All, Not Privilege for Some. Tell Gov. Christie to Veto A1406

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BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
Support adoptee rights for all, not privilege for some
Write New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today
Ask him to veto A1406/1399/S699
A1406/1399/S699 is on its way to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing. Gov. Christie’s views on the bill are unknown. Please take a few minutes to write the governor now and [...]

NJ-CARE & its allies work to screw New Jersey adoptees and abandoned children for generations to come

Mourning Dress and Hat – 1870s
(Owned by Obscura Antiques & Oddities of New York City)
via 19th Century Post
Today, I’m feeling very Casandra.
I shouldn’t have to blog this, I’ve written it all before, over and over again. Today’s events are everything I’ve continually warned of year in and year out.
NJ-CARE’s short sighted, self absorbed damaging and [...]

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!
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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.
Read full text of S799 here
A1406 (companion to [...]

Another reason the catholic church continues to oppose open adoption records: Priests’ secret kids

I’ve blogged before about how the prospect of adopted people regaining access to their original birth certificates is opposed and seen as a threat by the catholic church.
See, Prospect of open records makes IL Catholic Conference fearful of potential lawsuits and how in the course of that, the Illinois Catholic Conference outright admitted that [...]

Bastard Nation’s latest New Jersey ACTION ALERT and a Rhode Island update

New Jersey
There is a significant possibility that New Jersey’s botched legislation, SCS1406  (SCS799/1399)  has been pulled for this session.
But this is no time to become complacent.
We must keep the pressure on: keep educating, keep communicating with lawmakers and the Governor, and keep working for nothing short of restored equality.

Those advocating in support for this [...]

New Jersey SCS1406 (A1406/S799) ACTION ALERT and update

On Monday the New Jersey Assembly’s Human Services Committee heard testimony on A1406 (The Assembly’s version of the New Jersey Senate’s S799.) The bill has become a mangled beyond repair attempt at what was originally intended to be open records legislation. At this point the two bills have been combined and are now known as [...]

My Intro, links, & the Bastard Nation Action Alert – Stop New Jersey A1406/S799 Today!

This post has three parts:

My introduction
Some links towards context & historical perspective on the situation in New Jersey
The Bastard Nation Action Alert- Stop New Jersey A1406/S799 Today!

Introduction-
New Jersey’s A1406/S799 is NOT an adoptee rights bill.
It is yet another fake/conditional access for a lucky few at the direct cost of the human/civil/identity rights of others bill. [...]

Action Alert- Stop New Jersey S799, NJ Senate Vote scheduled for Monday

New Jersey’s horribly botched bill S799, (formerly A752, which I blogged about last December, New Jersey- let A752 die: the conflation of family medical history with authentic restored access, white outs, and preemptive restraining orders among other nightmare senarios) is scheduled to come before the New Jersey Senate on Monday (March 22nd, 2010.)
See the full [...]

My comment on 73 adoptee’s “Compromising On Adoptee Access? The Foot You Shoot May Be Your Own”

This is my response to both Triona/73 adoptee’s post, “Compromising On Adoptee Access? The Foot You Shoot May Be Your Own”, and to those who have left comments on her piece. (Please read those prior to reading my response.)
I’m an Ohio Bastard from the black hole years. I am one of the people whose access [...]