Headlight-Herald Editorial Position

Measure 58 - NO

Requires the state to issue a copy of original birth certificate to adoptees. Costs:None. Though we respect the right of adoptees to know who their birth parents, this measure goes to an extreme. Current Oregon law allows adoptees to gain access to birth records by obtaining a court order. The fear is that parents might not choose adoption or might choose not to adopt if this measure became law.

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