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Anti-Abortion Group Opposes Giving Adopted People Access to Birth Certificates

18 Mar 2022 2:46 PM | Anonymous

A committee of Louisiana lawmakers will take another week to decide whether to advance a bill that would allow adopted people to obtain copies of their original birth certificates once they reach age 24.

State law currently provides adopted individuals only limited access to the information from their birth records, mostly connected to vital health data.

The author of the bill, Rep. Charles Owen, R-Rosepine, voluntarily deferred the legislation Tuesday after a morning of emotional testimony in the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure from adoptees and adoptive parents in support of the bill and an anti-abortion group that opposes it.

One’s ability to access their own vital records might seem like a fundamental right of every American citizen, but that’s not the case in Louisiana, adoptive mother Tyler Koch said.

You can read more in an article by Wesley Muller, publioshed in the RawStory web site at:


  • 20 Mar 2022 6:33 AM | Anonymous
    I truly feel that it is the right to know where and who you really are. These groups work very hard to remove the rights of Americans every day, based on their religious views which a vast number of Americans don't follow or wish to. Not everyone is a Christan. Our country is based on freedom of religion, and these groups have to know clue nor care about others in America. I really feel for adopted children who wish to know who they are.
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    • 20 Mar 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous member
      I consider it a fundamental right of every adopted person to obtain access to their adoption records and identify their blood parents and relatives. It's not invasive, it's a matter of mental and physiological necessity. Finding out any genetic predispositions or diseases is important.
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  • 20 Mar 2022 1:49 PM | Anonymous
    this has nothing to do with anti-abortion, better called right to life.
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