Utah Adoption Act turns children and their fathers into the enslaved

Baby-feet-and-handsBy Scotty Reid

In Utah, a group of father’s are suing the state over a law that allows the mothers of their children to give those children up for adoption without the consent of the fathers or  letting fathers know that their children are being put up for adoption. The law that allows women to treat children as piece of property to do with as they please is the Utah Adoption Act.

The civil rights suit was filed in federal court after the Utah Supreme Court upheld the law in 2009 that allows women to steal children away from their biological fathers. In a dissenting opinion, the chief justice wrote, “Utah risks becoming a magnet for those seeking to unfairly cut off opportunities for biological fathers to assert their rights to connection with their children … not every unmarried biological father is indifferent to or unworthy of such connections.”

According to the federal civil rights suit filed by two dozen fathers, that is exactly what has happened with unscrupulous women fleeing to Utah to give children up for adoption without the fathers consent.

Enslaved African children taken aboard HMS Daphne, November 1868. (The National Archives of the UK: ref. FO 84/1310 (b).) Photo from EJI’s Report: “Slavery in America: The Montgomery Slave Trade.”

Enslaved African children taken aboard HMS Daphne, November 1868. (The National Archives of the UK: ref. FO 84/1310 (b).) Photo from EJI’s Report: “Slavery in America: The Montgomery Slave Trade.”

How is this treatment of men in relation to the children they father any different from that of enslaved Africans who had their children ripped away from them and sold or used for alligator bait in some parts of the south? The premise is the same. Enslaved Africans, including their children were held as the sole property of their enslavers to do with as they pleased and the Utah Adoption Act treats children in the same manner placing women in the role of enslaver and the men and children in the role of the enslaved.

Some of the men involved in the civil suit spoke with FOX News and shared their horrifying stories.

Federal law already recognizes unborn children to be the property of women allowing them to get abortions on demand without the fathers consent or knowledge but the question in front of the federal courts right now is whether fathers have parental rights when it comes to children who have exited a woman’s womb.

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