Today’s Patriot-Ledger published a good story on SB 959–“A Basic Civil Right: Struggle Over Birth Records Is 11 Years Old”– featuring MARTA’s Cindy McGuigan and Christine LaPlume, 2 moms who surrendered into the sealed records system, and support the right of all adopted persons to acquire their own original birth certificates.
For the sake of “fair and balanced” Senator Karen Spilka showed up, too. Here is what she has to say (in part) about our rights:
There has to be an element of fairness for rights of all the parties. If the state created the law in 1974, they had a reason.
Unfortunately, Sen. Spilka didn’t mention what that reason might be. Have gasbag lobbyists in Beltway drag been whispering in her ear?
Whatever…when somebody talks about “fairness” and “balance” you know somebody else is about to get screwed. And–surprise!–it’s adoptees.
Fairness and balance of interests–yes.
Fairness and balance of rights–no.
A right is a right. It exists or doesn’t. Apparently Sen. Spilka believes that Massachusetts adoptees just don’t have them. Not like legitimate people.
Now go home and shut up. Be glad you weren’t tossed in the dumpster.
Oh, so the ultra progessive, liberal State of mASSachusetts, really isn’t without it’s disciminations??
Massachusetts Legislature sucks!