The Massachusetts Committee of ABC was one of the prime supporters of SB 63. I have read over your webpage and discovered that something very important is totally missing from ABC’s laundry list of superlatives about SB 63. The missing link is your feelings and attitudes toward the “Blacklisted Ones” – you know, the adopted men and women who happened to have been born on the politically incorrect dates between July 17, 1974 and December 31, 2007. What do you say to these adoptees who will still have to go to court to get their birth certificates?
Will you look them in the face and tell them how good SB 63 is?
Will you pat them on the back and thank them for being martyrs to the cause?
Will you tell them that you'll come back in a year or two to revisit the law and then you will support changing it to include the Blacklisted Ones?
Will you tell them that with all political issues there are bound to be scapegoats? And with SB 63, they are the scapegoats.
Will you look them in the eyes and tell them that this bill was the right thing to do?
Will you tell them that leaving them out in the cold was the politically expedient thing that you all had to do in order to get this bill passed into law?
Will you tell them you’re sorry?