Why did the Catholic church steal 300,000 ba­bies?

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Be­tween 1960 and 1990, the Span­ish Catholic church stole up to 300,000 ba­bies from their par­ents, and then sold them for adop­tion through a net­work of doc­tor, nurses, priests and nuns. Moth­ers, of­ten young and un­mar­ried, who had just given birth in hos­pi­tals, usu­ally run by the church, were told that their ba­bies had just died – and that they couldn’t see the body of the dead in­fant or at­tend the funeral. The ba­bies were then given to child­less cou­ples viewed by the church as be­ing more ‘wor­thy’ par­ents, usu­ally on the ba­sis of their re­li­gious be­liefs and/or fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity.

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