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Monday, October 17, 2011
Up to 300,000 Babies Sold in Spain over Five Decades
This is horrifying. A new BBC documentary, This World: Spain's Stolen Babies, talks about an organized campaign between Francisco Franco's dictatorship and the Catholic church to steal babies from young mothers, many of them unwed, and sell them to devout but childless couples who could afford to pay high prices. Even after Franco's death, the practice continued until the late 1980's or early 1990's. The Spanish government does not appear to want to pursue an investigation.
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