Analysis: Mother and Baby Home Commission finds responsibility ‘rests mainly with fathers and families’
Church, state and wider society also contributed to ‘dark, difficult and shameful chapter’ of Irish history during which 9,000 babies died, report shows
The most significant finding in the long-awaited 2,865-page report of the Mother and Baby Home Commission is that the responsibility for the harsh treatment of young pregnant women who ended up there “rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families”.
There has been an overly simplistic version of the mother and baby homes in recent years, with priests, nuns and religious orders portrayed as the sole cause of...
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