Yesterday in the Dáil, Bríd called for dignified white ribboned protest outside all Bon Secour hospitals in honour of the Dead Babies in their killing fields.
She called on that the order to disband in this country saying “They have no moral authority here”
Opening a “shocking slap in the face” to victims of Bon Secours Mother and Baby Homes following revelations at Tuam
People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has today condemned the actions of the Finance Minister who today attended the official opening of the Bon Secours hospital Limerick at Barringtons.
Deputy Smith said, “A top government Minister attending the opening of this Bon Secours Hospital in Limerick today, after the revelations of the Tuam Babies is a shocking slap in the face to the victims of these Mother and Baby Homes.
“The Church and the State colluded to cover up these vile acts and the disgusting mistreatment of women and children.
“I want to reiterate the call for the Bon Secours sisters to be disbanded and for compensation through their assets to be allocated to an official memorial for the victims of the Mother and Baby Homes.
“Michael Noonan’s actions today are a total and utter disgrace, especially during the week after the horrendous findings in Tuam. Have they no shame.”
People Before Profit call for full apology from Bon Secours to victims of Tuam
Calls for Bon Secours consider disbanding for conspiring in heinous Tuam crime
Calls for people to mobilise for woman’s right to choose and Repeal of the 8th Amendment on International Woman’s Day
In a statement, People Before Profit have called for the Bon Secours sisters to make a full and unreserved apology to the victims of Tuam and to open up all their files on the Mother and Baby Homes for public scrutiny.
Bríd Smith TD said, “The case of the Tuam babies is one of the most sickening and disturbing stories of our time.
“At the very least there is a case of deliberate neglect of children born outside marriage which led to death by malnutrition.
“People Before Profit are calling for the Bon Secours group, who are at the centre of this case, to transfer assets to a memorial to victims of their catholic fundamentalism.
Brid looked for clarity on when cuts to public sector pensions would be reversed. She got ‘minister-speak’ as an answer. Must be how you get to be a Minister – learn how to speak for ages and say nothing.
Long overdue, Traveller ethnicity was recognised last night in the Dail; tragic that so many were excluded from being present, despite Brid’s plea. But racism against Travellers remains; it was fed and fostered by those on high. Those on high must now take steps to end it.
Brid moved a bill today in the Dáil that would change the penalty for abortion. Not many people know that taking the abortion pill or helping someone do so, could incur a 14 year prison sentence. We tried to decriminalise abortion in previous bills but we were told it was against the 8th amendment. Regardless of what the People’s Assembly says or does, we need to reduce the fear factor NOW.