Seriously Catholic Church, enough now. The extremely long list of bullshit you've done is reaching the point of absurdity. Are you desperately trying to elbow your way to the elusive top spot as World's Biggest Villain? You've kicked the Joker and Ted Bundy's ass, no doubt about that, now you're going to have to wrassle with Darth Vader and Hitler. Keep on going like this though, and I'm sure you'll get that top spot, no doubt in my mind.
From Australia to Spain, Ireland to America, and as recent as 1987, young mothers say they were “coerced”, “manipulated”, and “duped” into handing over their babies for adoption.
In some cases, mothers in Australia were drugged and forced to sign papers relinquishing custody. In others, women were told their children had died. Single mothers also did not have access to the financial support given to widows or abandoned wives, and many were told by doctors, nurses, and social workers that they were unfit to raise a child. Siewert says, “We heard practices that were either illegal or unethical and downright cruel.”
Two weeks ago, a prominent Canadian law firm announced that it would file a class-action lawsuit against Quebec's Catholic Church accusing the Church of kidnapping, fraud and coercion to force unwed mothers to give up their children for adoption.
Good job Canada, you've redeemed yourself since yesterday. I'm just glad that people who actually make a difference in your country are doing what is right.
So what is the number of children stolen from their birth mothers estimated at this time? 1.5 million. Just think about that for a second.
That's one third of the population of Ireland. That is a staggering number.
Vatican, seriously, go fuck yourself.