THREAD #motherandbabyhomesreport is an example of classic whitewash.
the techniques are widely known; narrow the scope & limit the enquiry. Used to great effect in Hillsborough, Bloody Sunday & Grenfell. So what appears to be an open, honest, legal, proper & well-meaning
effort is in fact a smokescreen for a concerted effort to above all else, protect the institutions involved. Our former Minister for Children, Catherine Zappone, it would appear, tried valiantly to do this properly. She oversaw the Tuam Babies excavation which confirmed that tiny
human remains were buried underground in a mass unmarked grave. She spoke of how difficult the process would be, politically, legally & technically to exhume all the bodies. She asked the pope during his visit if the religious orders would pay reparations. It would appear she did
her best & was bona fides. What did the incumbent do? Exclude survivors from the workings of the Commission. Far from being central, they were NOT even at the table. They were outside the tent. The report was delayed then LEAKED. But worse still, Roderic O'Gorman tried to
bury the files. He was given the dirty job to pour cement on the seals for 50 years. By which time, survivors would be long dead. IMAGINE the callousness of that. Just because MSM news cycles move on, does that mean that we should just......forget? This happened just before xmas!
In only NINE Sitting days, he passed legislation to seal the files. With a vague promise to do his best to enact legislation to make tracing by children & Mothers more possible. There are countless stories of survivors filing countless unanswered FOI requests with Tulsa & trying
in vain to access their Birth Certificates. It is unconscionable. Every bit of the State's handling of this has been at worse incompetent & at best, downright defensive. The UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women criticised the scope & limit
of the Commission from the outset. Why were only 14 #motherandbabyhomes included & only a sample of county homes. Why? Why weren't court orders granted to force religious orders to hand over records. Why is it so difficult for individuals to trace records? Why did the State
sit on the Magdalen evidence until a self-funded, Historian Catherine Corless discovered that 796 tiny remains, lay in a pit on the grounds of a #MotherandBabyHome creating international media scrutiny, embarrassing the State into taking action.
State has shown us again and again that the political will is only to limit damage and make this go away. Babies still lie in mass graves. We have NO IDEA of the true figure. The number 9000 is the tip of the iceberg. Finding the bodies would be a priority, one would think?
The report called homes 'refuges' & denied adoptions were forced. Babies were sold like puppies, handed over to rich American couples for "headage' of 3,000 pounds per child. The Bon Secours owns the largest private hospital empire in this country. Where is their accountability?
This investigation should have been done, properly by the UN whose war crimes experts have the technology & assets to find mass graves instead of this shambles. As a nation state we do not go to war but we waged war on women & children for 80 or our 100 years since Independence,
overseen & indeed FUNDED BY the two parties that are STILL IN POWER. It is any wonder they want to limit the gravity of this? This is our gravest moment. Women & children were sacrificed to appease an ideology for 80 or our 100 years as a nation. #wewillbeheard

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