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Honor Women As Mothers On Mother's Day

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Mother 's Day is for honoring mothers - grandmothers, step-mothers, career mothers, stay-at-home mothers. But there are some mothers who have been forgotten. These are the mothers who have been used like livestock and who have had their babies harvested from them to be used for adoption. In the 1950s, 60s and early 70s millions of white, single mothers were punished for having a baby. Many were denied any information about childbirth. When they went into labor, they were left alone with no support and no pain relief. But the worst punishment was losing their child. Some were not even told whether they had a son or daughter.

Now some infant adoption businesses and adoption promoters are suggesting that people should honor women as "birthmothers" on "Birthmother's Day" - the day before Mother's Day - rather than acknowledging them as mothers on Mother's Day.

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There was a time when motherhood was honored in America. But today pregnancy and childbirth are considered by some people to be the menial labor of the lower classes. In some segments of society, families with new mothers who are single are expected to perform the function of reproduction for "real" families - and then disappear, or at least "know their place." Women in India - and even in the United States - are being used as "surrogates" and egg "donors" to produce babies for paying customers. As Lois Lowry made so clear in her young people's science fiction book "The Giver," the word "birthmother" does not mean "mother." Instead, "birthmother" is the job title of the lowest status position in society.

Mothers and their babies are human beings. Women are not baby-production equipment. The members of OriginsUSA reject the dehumanizing label "birthmother" that is utilized by the adoption industry and insist on the respectful terms "mother" or "natural mother."

The Mother-and-Child relationship is like no other. A baby bonds with her mother in the womb. A baby looks to her mother for security and no other caregiver - not even the baby 's father - can replace her. Many hospitals now recognize the importance of keeping newborns with their mothers, rather than separating them. Experts emphasize the benefits to a baby that come from nursing and her own mother 's milk, designed for her.

Yet with all that is known about the importance of a baby 's mother to her well-being, some vulnerable and naïve mothers are still being led to believe that their infant sons and daughters will be better off with someone else. Even a dog breeder knows better than to separate puppies from their mother before they are sufficiently mature.

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The members of OriginsUSA ask that people do not promote the use of women as breeders by celebrating "birthmothers" on the despicable fake holiday referred to as "Birthmother's Day." This Mother 's Day, honor the motherhood of all mothers on Mother's Day.

OriginsUSA is an organization of mothers and other family members separated by adoption - people who are opposed to discrimination against single parent families.

Join us at OriginsUSA, Infant Adoption Industry vs. Single Parents Rights for justice
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