Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Black Hole

A new access bill, HB 2190,l has been filed in MASSACHUSETTS and it has the same insane “Black Hole” provision as last year’s bill. Adopted adults can request and receive their original birth certificates so long as they weren’t born between July 14, 1974 and January 1, 2008.

The rationalization for the black hole is that this bill acknowledges an “implied promise” of confidentiality made to some birth parents who relinquished during that time period.

Grannie Annie says:

An "implied" promise? How can a promise be implied? A promise either IS or it ISN'T. Period. Oh, such crap!


Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more, Grannie!!

Ungrateful Little Bastard said...

OK this is just nuts.

So, two people come in... and the one born 11:55 PM 7/13/74 gets hers, but the other one who straggled a bit and was born on 12:01 AM 7/14/74 gets shown the door?

We're to assume there was some sweeping promise-implier making the rounds of maternity wards that night like some angel of confidentiality? What exactly happened on 7/14/74 that made them choose that date?

What gives, Massachusetts??

Simon Bell said...

The essential truth is, of course, that despite any implied promises or otherwise, if you create a child, you have a moral responsibility that lasts a lifetime. And that was true in 1930 as it was in 1967 as it is today.