Showing posts from January, 2021
  BABY HOMES REPORT IS A SICKENING WHITEWASH The official inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes  has absolved both the Church and State of any systemic responsibility  for what it admits is the effective incarceration of pregnant mothers. The report also  fails to find that mothers were coerced into giving up their children . It merely reports that "some" mothers 'claim' they did not properly consent. And the inquiry also seems to have made  no recommendation  of significant  redress  for affected mothers. Destroying a mothers life by forcibly removing her child is fine by the Commission. Most women gave up their baby voluntarily it insists! To plug that embarrassing hole the government says a 'restorative recognition' scheme with still-unspecified awards will be launched in a few months. We can expect little or nothing by way of redress. The  bias of the Commission against mothers  was apparent from it's first interim reports -which insisted that physical ab