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The Public Shaming of Unwed Mothers: Regarding Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Florida’s 2001 “Scarlet Letter” Adoption Law

By Elaine Magliaro On Tuesday, Laura Bassett of Huffington Post brought attention to Florida’s 2001 “Scarlet Letter” adoption law. According to Bassett, the controversial law required single mothers who did not know the identity of the fathers of their children … Continue reading

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