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dc.contributor.editorDhein, Kelleen_US
dc.creatorDarby, Alexis
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-07T19:16:14Z
dc.date.available2019-06-07T19:16:14Z
dc.date.created2019-06-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13107
dc.description.abstractBetween 1925 and 1961, a Roman Catholic order of nuns called the Bon Secours Sisters operated the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, or the Home, an institution where unmarried pregnant women gave birth in Tuam, Ireland. Pregnant women who delivered their infants at the Home were required to work at the Home for no less than one year without pay. The Irish government and the Catholic Church endorsed the Mother and Baby Home as a means to limit the number of children born out of wedlock by discouraging women from getting pregnant before marriage. During the Home’s thirty-six years of operation, the nuns reported that almost 800 children died in their care. In 2015, researchers discovered a tomb of 796 infant and child skeletons in a septic tank underneath where the Home once stood. The acceptance and use of Mother and Baby Homes revealed the way Ireland treated pregnant women in the twentieth century.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshUnmarried mothersen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdult child abuse victimsen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild abuseen_US
dc.subject.lcshFoster children--Careen_US
dc.subject.lcshFoster childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholic women--Abuse ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshNunsen_US
dc.subject.lcshIrelanden_US
dc.subject.lcshMagdalene Sisters (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholicen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Churchen_US
dc.subject.lcshBon Secours Hospital (Cork, Ireland)en_US
dc.titleBon Secours Mother and Baby Home (1925–1961)en_US
dc.title.alternativeBon Secours Homeen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPlacesen_US
dc.subject.tagBon Secours Sistersen_US
dc.subject.tagCatholic Churchen_US
dc.subject.tagchild abuseen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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