Pennsylvania HB 162
Pennsylvania adoptees need your help NOW!
HB 162 is being heard Tuesday September 16 in the Senate Committee on Aging and Youth. This is a clean bill that will restore the right of access without restriction to all Pennsylvania-born adoptees to their original birth certificates. The bill has already passed the House and is now being challenged by Catholic Charities, the ACLU and anti-abortion groups in the Senate. It is imperative that Pennsylvania legislators know that OBC access is a civil right that must be restored to all adopted adults.
Please send your letter of support for HB 162 as written without restriction to committee members now. Your message need not be long. Let them know that the age of sealed birth certificates is over.
You can read HB 162 here.
The personal letter to the committee from Marley Greiner, Executive Chair of Bastard Nation is here. (It was originally sent as submitted testimony in March 2014 and an addenda has been added for this hearing regarding false abortion claims).
Below is the contact list for the Senate Committee on Aging and Youth.