The Presbyterian Church in Canada has launched an internal review of
its historic maternity home practices, becoming the third church to do
so since the National Post last month began an investigation into coerced and forced adoptions targeting unmarried mothers between the 1940s and 1980s.
Stephen Kendall, the clerk of the Presbyterian assembly, said the
review was sparked by a “concern” for mothers who have recently alleged
they were coerced or forced by social workers, medical professionals,
and maternity-home staff into surrendering their children because they
were not married.
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