Thursday, June 14, 2012

Forced adoptions done under good intentions

Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo explores the complicated history of forcing women to give up their children
Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo describes the history of forced adoptions in Canada. BCC file photo.
Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo explores forced adoptions in his latest contribution to The B.C. Catholic:

My readers must surely be aware of the recent initiative by the National Post (March 10, 2012) to investigate the excesses committed against unwed mothers who were forced into giving up their babies for adoption.
Over a hundred such women have reported the cruelty they suffered when there was no legal procedure to ensure they were given a chance to exercise their consent. 
These incidents occurred some 40 or 50 years ago when abortion was illegal and the Charter of Human Rights was under approval by the United Nations but had not yet been implemented. Some of these women now want to incriminate religious institutions that operated maternity shelters and facilitated adoptions under duress or against the will of the unmarried mothers.
Read the full comment at The B.C. Catholic website.

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