Lack of actual facts, of course, won’t dissuade Rep Givens from enriching her moral panic and her campaign to invent an absurd solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. She has lined up anonymous (what else!) funding from a constituent in Baldwin County to fund Safe Haven Baby Boxes in what she calls “the 10 largest cities near universities.
Arkansas Times Drags Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc
In under 400 words Bailey eviscerated baby boxes and those who love them. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to find a journo who actually finds the boxes absurd and doesn’t regurgitate the party line on their keyboard.
Iowa Call to Action: HF425
Email Iowa state senators asking them to vote NO on HF425 when it comes before them today on the Senate floor.
Iowa House File 425 is a baby box bill. It will allow installation of “newborn safety devices” throughout the state. Baby boxes are legalized anonymous baby abandonment where the identity and heritage of the child is erased. They are also instruments that will lead to increased anonymous trafficking of infants for adoption.
Indiana SB345: Bastard Nation’s Last letter of Opposition–In Hopeless Hope
Absolutely no adoptee rights or adoption reform organization in the United States today supports this unhealthy and unethical scheme that abrogates the rights of “legally abandoned” newborns, adoptees, and their biological parents and reeks of private industry privilege and profit. Yet our concerns go unanswered, and in fact ignored.
Adoptees: You are better off without a family medical history! The Whitest, Most Privileged Thing I’ve Heard Yet from Safe Haven Baby Boxes
It’s the white lies, the prevarication, the embroidery, the arrogance and contempt—Mrs.Kelsey’s attitude towards the family medical question–that is the problem. Her response to the relatively soft medical history concern exemplifies her prediculous contempt and adopteephobic attitude toward us. Our horribly complex and varied adoptive experiences, rooted in class, race, economics, misogny, religion and culture, are too complicated and unpopular to be contained in her ego-driven babybox narrative. They and we best be marginalized and avoided.
Texas SB780: Bastard Nation/SHBBN Letter of Opposition, Senate Health and Human Services Committee, March 7,2023
Safe Haven Baby Box proponents have played-down and ignored individual adoptee and adoptee rights opposition to them except to claim that we “hate adoption” which is simply not true…What we hate are deceptive relinquishment practices, rooted in shame and secrecy, that lead to drastic permanent solutions to temporary problems and a population of adoptees with no birth records, identity, or history
Indiana SB345: Bastard Nation Letter of Opposition– House Judiciary Committee, March 7, 2023. Legalizes child traffking for adoption
Moreover, the bill contains no requirement that the emergency provider even inform DCS of any type of Safe Haven event, hindering the state’s ability to regulate abandonment care procedures, oversee cases, and track abandonments and numbers. Lack of DCS involvement, in fact, reeks of black and gray market adoption outcomes and trafficking.
West Virginia HB3559 Baby Box Bill Keeps that Train Rollin’ All Night Long
The bill originated in AND passed the House Judiciary Committee on February 24,(Friday) and was placed on the House of Delegates’ “Special Calendar” immediately where it received a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for today, February 27. (Monday). I’ve never seen a bill speed through so fast–and apparently with no hearings.
Indiana Senate Creates an Adoption-in-a-Box Pipeline
An Indiana bill will build a pipeline of abandoned babies, all boxed up and ready for adoption.
Action Alert! Kansas HB2024: Vote DO NOT PASS Baby Box Bill. Don’t Let Kansas Betray Its History of Support for Adoptee Rights
On January 23 (Monday) the Kansas House Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care is holding a hearing on HB 2024, a bill to legalize the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes—called Infant Refuge Bassinets in the bill. Kansas has never sealed Original Birth Certificates. There is opposition on the ground in Kansas, and we are asking those opposed to these devices to testify in person in Topeka, or by remote. or to send emails in opposition.