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on 27 October 2012
This book will certainly make your blood boil.

Detailing the activities of the Catholic Church, not just in Ireland, but also in the UK and USA, and their collusion with the Irish Government(s) of the time, Banished babies shows the Catholic Church at their ruthless worst.

To-date, when one thinks of Church/state abuse, we usually think in terms of the Church's reputation for sexual abuse and exploitation of minors, but overlook or more likely are unaware of what went on in the Catholic Church's baby factories. The Madelene Laundries and other working institutions they set up to deal with the scourge of sinful women who had sex outside of marriage and conceived.

The irony of course is that this climate of shame was created in no small part by the Catholic Church's 'moral' teachings strictly imposed on Irish people at the time. Moralities, that were also endorsed and widely enforced by the State.

For example, the police (Gardai) had the legal power to return, by force if necessary, any women who managed to escape one of these institutions. The nuns would phone the police advising them one of the girls had gone missing, they would reply by bringing her back.

Horrific, in the extreme. And the crime?

To be an unmarried woman with a child in priest-ridden, Catholic Ireland under Archbishop McQuaid and his State companions.

It's unimaginable that these 'fallen women' many of them only teenage girls were forced to work in these institutions for up to 2 years to repay their debt to the Catholic Church, and to repent for their sin.

During this time, their child was taken from them and given to anyone, and as this book demonstrates, anyone with enough money and influence and who was of the Catholic faith.

Author, Mike Milotte provides an abundance of evidence including painstakingly brilliant research and cross-reference leaving no available State or Church document unturned.

The evidence is overwhelming.

The Catholic Church with the blessing of the Irish Government worked hand in hand. The church handled the babies, the government, the passports and the Catholic nuns acted as bankers for the process.

This is a story of wholesale mail order baby making including the fraudulent manufacturing of birth certificates and all paperwork needed to export a baby or a child from Ireland to anywhere in the world, but particularly the US.

Shocking that that Americans who had been turned down for adoption in their own country on the grounds of being unsuitable, were able to hop on a plane, (not cheap in those days..) arrive in Ireland, meet the nuns, pick the child, or in many cases the child was already allocated prior to being born with some adopters being left disappointed when the child was born sick or dead.

Unbelievable to think that little or no checks were carried out for those wanting to adopt a child. Essentially, all that was needed was a recommendation from a Catholic Priest, a donation to the nuns, and the child of your choice was yours to keep, forever, no further questions asked with no further welfare checks ever made.

What has happened to these children?

We will never know for sure, but this book provides compelling evidence of organised groups who adopted children from Irish Catholic Institutions, not for themselves, but to sell the child on once they were out of Ireland.

Although the subject matter makes it this book a difficult read, Mike Molette treats the subject with care and respect and writes in well structured chapters, which makes it from a reading perspective, easy to read.

Even today, the women who suffered so much in these institutions are having to fight for an apology, compensation and state recognition of the appalling treatment they were subjected to.

This book is the most definitive account of the Catholic Church and Irish State's babies for sale racket. It should be made compulsory reading in Ireland's secondary schools.

We should never forget, or allow to be forgotten, what went on in Ireland under the direction of the Catholic Church and the Irish State.
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on 21 June 2014
A Must Read especially if you're Irish or have an interest in Adoption. Despicable goings on when the RCC was in effect the State dictating the law. Child trafficking to the USA, more than 2000 children... please read it and be informed.
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on 12 April 2015
The font is too faint to read I want to return it unread
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on 27 February 2015
Waited a long long time for to arrive👎👎👎and was rubbish reading.
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on 6 December 2014
Brought this book for my partner who was very interested in the TV program about this subject area, and which informed us about the book. Felt the book was quite expensive and considering the price was not as big as I would have expected. Am still waiting for him to read it!!
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on 5 October 2014
I was expecting more stories but found Not much reading
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on 20 August 2014
superb
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on 13 November 2016
Very interesting download.
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on 9 August 2015
Excellent read
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on 11 December 2014
very good read
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