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Sunday, March 5, 2017
Sunday True Religious Horror Story
Remember that as you read this story.
Decades-old mass grave of children of unwed mothers confirmed in Ireland
Catherine Corless, a local historian [from the small town of Tuam in western Ireland’s County Galway], became convinced in 2014 that the infants and small children — perhaps 700 to 800 of them — died in the home and were buried without markers in mass graves beneath the property, perhaps in an underground structure such as a septic tank.
“This is very sad and disturbing news,” Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s minister for children and youth affairs, said in a statement. “It was not unexpected, as there were claims about human remains on the site over the last number of years.” But previously the claims amounted to mere rumors, Zappone said. “Now we have confirmation that the remains are there, and that they date back to the time of the Mother and Baby Home,” she said.
Corless’s original theory and now its confirmation “provide a glimpse into a particularly dark time for unmarried pregnant women in Ireland, where societal and religious mores stigmatized them,” McCoy wrote in 2014 for The Post. Without means to support themselves, women by the hundreds wound up at the Home, Corless told The Post in 2014. “Families would be afraid of neighbors finding out, because to get pregnant out of marriage was the worst thing on Earth. It was the worst crime a woman could commit, even though a lot of the time it had been because of a rape.”
(S.K. The difference between this and the honor killings practiced by certain Muslim sects appears to be this: When a female in certain Muslim families is raped, the girl or woman is killed for the family's honor. In this story, many babies end up dead and thrown into a mass grave in a septic tank because the girl or woman was raped.)
Corless’s research found that infant mortality at the home in Tuam was particularly high. Records for that home show that babies died at the rate of two per week from malnutrition and neglect, and from diseases such as measles and gastroenteritis, Corless told the Post in 2014.
The commission is already investigating how unmarried mothers and their babies were treated between 1922 and 1998 at 18 religious institutions used by the state. “This could have gone either way,” Corless told the Irish Mirror. “It could have been covered up as it was in the 1970s when this investigation should have taken place,” she said. “The county council knew at the time that there were remains there, the guards knew it, the religious [orders] knew it and it was just all nicely covered in and forgotten about. “When I started this research,” she told the Mirror, “I was asked, ‘What are you doing? It’s a long time ago.
If there’s bodies there just leave them.’”
Don't forget this happened in a very Catholic country, because birth control and abortion offends their god, and they "respect" human life:
Abortion refusal death: Hindu woman told Ireland 'is a Catholic country'Savita Halappanavar's husband asked hospital staff why Irish abortion law was being imposed on a Hindu couple, inquest told