Catholic Church Stole 300,000 Spanish Babies Over 6 Decades; Told Parents They Died
Beginning under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco in the 1930′s, Catholic nuns and priests are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of newborn babies from their parents immediately after birth. The parents were told the children had died, though new DNA evidence proves that was obviously not the case.
And lest anybody try to shoulder the blame entirely upon Franco, the practice of giving stolen babies to families deemed more “desirable” by the Catholic Church continued on for at least 15 years after the former leader’s death, well into Spain’s transition to a democracy.
Asked if babies were stolen, Mr Nunez replied: “Without a doubt”.
“How many?” I asked.
“I don’t dare to come up with figures,” he answered carefully. “But from the volume of official investigations I dare to say there were many.”
Lawyers believe that up to 300,000 babies were taken.
The general amnesty accord put into place after the former dictator’s death prevents the hundreds of thousands of victimized families from pursuing legal action against the Catholic Church or the Spanish government.
Many of the doctors and nurses involved in the human racketeering ring continue to practice medicine today. The BBC reporter who broke this story after being confronted with one of the doctors involved through sheer coincidence after giving birth at a clinic he founded.
Dead babies were kept in freezers to thaw out and show heartbroken parents that their child had died, when in actuality the baby was alive and well en route to its new family. Graves of babies who were believed to be dead are now being dug up by parents only to reveal coffins full of stones or worse, adult bones.
These are the people claim some some sort of moral authority over us. Lying, baby thieves, who are protected from prosecution. But it’s totally OK, because they did it for God, y’all.