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#Unmarried Mothers

# unmarried-mothers - Thursday 29 January, 2015

‘Deeply wrong’: Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

# unmarried-mothers - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

# unmarried-mothers - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# unmarried-mothers - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

# unmarried-mothers - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# unmarried-mothers - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

# unmarried-mothers - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'It's time to do something' - The forgotten mass grave of 800 babies in Galway

A campaign is now under way to construct a memorial.

# unmarried-mothers - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Australia apologises for 'unethical, dishonest and illegal' forced adoptions

The emotional statement was delivered by Prime Minister Julia Gillard today.

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