A debate on the practice of Forced Adoptions is to be held in the House of Commons, on Thursday, 12th July, 2018. The topic was chosen by the Backbench Business Committee.
The backbench MPs responsible for bringing forward the debate will also call on the government to issue an apology for the practice.
Whilst details of the debate seem to suggest that the discussion will focus only on non recent forced adoption practices – for example, women pressured into handing over their babies for adoption during the 1960s – the exact title of the debate leaves the door open for wider debate, which should and must include modern day practices around forced adoption.
The motion tabled by the cross-party backbench MPs calls for recognition of the “pain and suffering that the practice of forced adoption caused many women from the 1960s onwards”.
We therefore urge everyone with an interest…
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