Thanks to Mirah Riben for this heads-up! Committee on Rights of the Child concludes fifty-first session Source: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Date: 12 Jun 2009 Committee on the Rights of the ChildROUNDUP Issues Conclusions on Reports of France, Sweden, Mauritania, Slovenia, Bangladesh, Niger, Romania and Oman Excerpt from report on France regarding accouchement sous X/Born Under X/legalized baby dumping: The Committee also remained concerned that a mother giving her child up for adoption, if she wished, could conceal her identity and oppose the right of the child to know his or her origins, depriving the child of a part of his or her rights. The Committee thus reiterated its previous recommendation that France take all appropriate measures to fully enforce the child’s right to know his or her biological parents and siblings, as enshrined in article 7 of the Convention.
Dear Melissa: You know, I liked you–a long time ago. I could listen to Like the Way I Do for hours with a certain somebody in mind. Bastardette won’t go into detail. Mr. Wunnderful is long gone, but not forgotten. It made no difference that you were singing about a woman– which he wasn’t. That song was hot. But somewhere along the way–I guess when Julie Cypher dropped into your life– you went from rocker to schlocker, and it’s been downhill ever since. (Does anybody but the softball team buy your records anymore?) Your yabber in today’s Music Contact.com announcing that your new twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven don’t need to know their genetic heritage really nails the door shut: We really only need Tammy and me to be parents in this. I feel very confident in us as parents.” Michaels adds, “We are not going to be on the cover of a magazine going, ‘Oh, the donor is George Clooney! We don’t know who the donor is. “We don’t want to know. We’re in a lesbian relationship. It’s two moms, period.” This is not a gripe about your idyllic lesbian relationship, Melissa. Or your ability to parent. Nobody Continue Reading →