Australian mother’s rights activist, Brenda Coughlan speaks to Fintan Dunne of Irish First Mothers on the Irish Government’s proposed Adoption Information and Tracing Bill, which has been published by Minister Katherine Zappone. Brenda says that the Bill will blackmail adopted persons into signing away their human rights and their freedom to establish their own identity. The Bill will invite natural mothers to legally threaten their own lost child against ever even attempting to contact them.
APOLOGY FOR PAST FORCED ADOPTIONS (policies and Practices . . . .)
parts of the speeches
Spoken in Victorian Parliament House
25th October 2015
Mr BAILLIEU (Premier)
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“In many cases the babies were forcibly removed by practices that were unethical, immoral and unconscionable. Young mothers were routinely compelled, coerced and given no realistic choice other than to relinquish their babies for adoption.