- Nov 17, 2012
There is no way that story is true as you described itHow much of the system was bad? I have a friend who had a Aunt who was pregnant in the 60"s in the west of Ireland, her Family supported her. She disappeared one day, was picked up by AGS and brought to Tuam. Her family kicked up so much the women was "released" from custody for the crime of being pregnant and unmarried. Are you saying that form your visits as a privileged guest you can say not one women was kidnapped, not one child abused and no baby sold?
If you are saying that some indeed many in the system thought and actually did good things yes, but you can not say that the system was fit for purpose unless that purpose was to abuse young women and children by and large.
- it was never a 'crime' to be pregnant outside of marriage
- and therefore the Gardaí could not arrest you for a non existent 'Crime'
Perhaps though she ran away, ended up homeless and the local Gardaí put her in contact with the nuns in Tuam
Her family then realised what had happened and brought her home?