We often assume that people’s rights are a given fact. We think that our rights are protected at all times but this is not the case as this Dan Rather report shows. All to often our rights depend on whether or not we can afford to enforce them.
In this report I noticed that in many of the cases it came down to resources, the unwed mothers did not have them available. Sadly this is happening on a global scale, including here in North America. The parental rights of mothers are being ignored through forced adoptions.
As a mother I can’t imagine being forced or coerced into giving up my child. But these women have experienced exactly that. LegalShield can take care of one of the issues this report brings to light, the lack of resources. LegalShield provides you with affordable legal access. Perhaps in the case of these mothers an attorney could have prevented the situation through a simple contract or document review, or even have prevented some of the mothers from signing the paperwork when they were drugged or exhausted after labor.