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

The Journal

Updated 9.15am

THE MOTHER AND BABY homes inquiry will exclude thousands of unmarried women and girls who were victims of human rights violations, according to the Adoption Rights Alliance.

The Government has selected 14 individual institutions for the commission to investigate and the alliance claims an estimated two-thirds of victims will be potentially excluded from the scope of the investigation.

It says the true number of forced and illegal adoptions will be hidden. It also claims the role the state played will be concealed as well as the role of professional elites.

During the second Dáil debate on the terms of reference for the inquiry last night many TDs called for the experience of all unmarried women and their children to be included in the terms of reference.

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