Election Lip Service or Veto Regret?
New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie stabbed Adoptee Rights advocates in the back (and the front and the head and the heart!) when he veto’s the Adoptee Rights bill in 2011. The bill which had finally passed the NJ House and the NJ Senate had been introduced many times over the last 30 years.
Yeah, you read that right. It took them 30 YEARS to get it through the House and Senate and then Christie went and vetoed it. It pretty much made him one of the most hated people by the adoption affected on the east coast!
But, you just GOT to love our New Jersey peeps. And I though New Yorkers were stubborn? They just keep on keeping on. Seriously, NJCare has been at this so long, they really do have the whole Adoptee Rights thing covered.
Pressure on Christie’s Campaign Trail
This is one way that we can get our voices heard. Take the mountain to Mohammed! Fellow mom advocate, ,Martha Gelarden, shown here talk directly to Gov. Christie while holding an adoptee rights sign. Christie said to put the bills through again.
The same statement was heard by Christie the next day when he spoke to AWOL founder, Peter Franklin. He even signed Peter’s shirt! May this picture not lie!!
Of course, Gov Christie is up for re-election and might tell anyone, even adoptees, what they want to hear. The question should be why did Christie veto the bill to begin with?
NJ is Sealed to Protect the Catholic Church!
All he had to do was sign his name and the 30 plus year old fight for adoptees civil rights in New Jersey would have ended. Yet, Christie did not sign his name. Why? Because rumor has it that the Roman Catholic Arch Bishop called him up and the phone and told Governor Christie to be a good Catholic and veto that bill.
Or as the new sources claim:
On June 15, Newark Archbishop John J. Meyers, who is president of the Catholic Conference of bishops, wrote Christie asking he conditionally veto the bill. “A mother’s expressed request for privacy should be honored,” according to Myers’ letter. “Reunions between adoptees and birth parents should only be after mutual consent.”
Christie’s veto appears to support the arguments made by opponents — including New Jersey Rights to Life, New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union — that women who placed children for adoption long ago were promised anonymity by Catholic adoption agencies.
What is the Catholic Church Hiding in the Name of “Birthmother Privacy”?
So aside from the fact that we know “Birthmother privacy” is some serious red herring type smoke screens created to keep adoption records sealed, one might wonder why New Jersey adoption records are so special that they might warrant extra attention from the Catholic Church?
Could it be that New Jersey often shows up in some very shady adoption pipelines like the Kurtz baby brokers network? Or perhaps the weird adoption pipeline between NJ and Florida that sends newborns to Ireland for adoption for the USA??? Or perhaps it is not just generic “birthmother” privacy but a “special” group of birthmothers who need special privacy??
Like maybe it is true that there was a maternity home for pregnant nuns that was run in Cape May New Jersey? Maybe the Catholic Church sent the all knocked up nuns from all over the country to this special Cape May Catholic Nun Maternity home? Maybe the BIG secret is that if they open up adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates in New Jersey and these relentless NJ bastards search for their mothers, a bunch of them might find that their natural mothers had sworn to be the virgin brides of our Lord and God.
Can the Catholic Church Survive a Knocked Up Nun Adoption Scandal?
You would think that after the pedophile priests that the Church has learned a few lessons, but no.. still seems like hiding the truth is their way of dealing with past mistakes. Not that I see a pregnant nun as a huge issue, it’s the fact that the pregnant nuns were probably forced to relinquish their children and then shamed into never speaking about it again that would be the major cruelty in my book. Oh and then making a whole state full of adoptees suffer to hid their ways! Yeah, nothing like adding insult to injury!
So a Catholic retreat center that is already set up to be a place where nuns can come and go, way far off the beaten path at the tip of Cape May point would be a very good way to hide the sins of carnal knowledge. Granted no matter how far I dig, I find much more about the nuns of St Mary By the Sea battling the severe storms and their loss of their sand dunes, rather than the loss of their children to adoption. It seems that no one is talking and the church is busy covering their tracks.
I wonder if Christie will continue to do the Catholic Church’s dirty work or if his pre-election day words can be taken to heart by the New Jersey Adoptee Rights Advocates that have struggled for far to long.
If anyone comes up with anything more concrete regarding the Cap May Catholic Nun Maternity Home; please share!