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Abortion, Adoption and the Destruction of Family and Parental Rights

Mirah Riben | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact
Mirah Riben

The Right has taken a complex issue and narrowed it down to a catch phrase - "Adoption not Abortion" - that arbitrarily and narrowly defines it in bla...

Fairness in Adoption?

Mirah Riben | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Mirah Riben

Wisconsin adoptive parents and lawmakers are seeking to make Wisconsin more "friendly" toward adopters by increasing pressure for parents considering placing their children for adoption.

A Mother's Fight for Her Son

Mirah Riben | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Last summer, Carolyn "Carri" Stearns, 38, lost her father. She sought the comfort of friends "to just forget for one night. Losing my dad was a nightmare." In a moment of grief and stress, a supportive hug became a momentary lapse of judgment.

Can a New Art Fair and a Cadre of Wealthy Boosters Transform Buffalo Into a Cultural Destination?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

"Do you know who built that building?" I was asked this question no fewer than five times during my visit to Buffalo last weekend, every time we drov...