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Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

Posted on June 9th, 2014 at 23:24 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


As the Tuam burial ground scandal erupts, it has now emerged that Catholic Church run homes and state institutions let the children of unmarried mothers be used in medical experiments.

The Irish Daily Mail has published a damning report which outlines how scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials.

The paper says that old medical records show that 2,051 children and babies in Irish care homes were given a one-shot diphtheria vaccine for international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome between 1930 and 1936.

The report adds that no evidence exists that consent was ever sought.

  1. There are no depths to which some organisations and individuals will not sink, alarmingly often in the name of a religion which proclaims the precise opposite of what its adherents actually do.

  2. By the way, if 1930-36 seems as long ago as, say, Sparta this “human experimentation on captive populations” continued in 1961, 1970, 1971 and 1973. The examination of the data obtained was only finally stopped in 2006.


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