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Another reason the catholic church continues to oppose open adoption records: Priests’ secret kids

I’ve blogged before about how the prospect of adopted people regaining access to their original birth certificates is opposed and seen as a threat by the catholic church.
See, Prospect of open records makes IL Catholic Conference fearful of potential lawsuits and how in the course of that, the Illinois Catholic Conference outright admitted that [...]

Survivors of the Magdalene Asylums/Laundries demand National Inquiry

There has been a lot of news out of Ireland as of late pertaining to adoptions that I haven’t gotten to blogging (Against Child Trafficking’s Ireland page has lots of coverage), but today I’m just going to make a short post about this latest call for an Inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries/Asylums.
These institutions around the [...]

Remembering the victims of the “Magdalene Laundries”

If you don’t know about the Magdalene Asylums/Magdalene Laundries you should.
They form a crucial chapter in the flesh and blood consequences of what can and has happened to women and children when the Catholic church gains control over a woman’s reproductive capacity and her life.
Visit  Justice for Magdalenes.
Then the memorial statue in Galway, while you [...]