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Editorial: Scientology's family-friendly image contrasts with pressure for abortions

Title: Editorial: Scientology's family-friendly image contrasts with pressure for abortions
Date: Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Main source: tampabay.com

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Among the beliefs listed in the "Creed of the Church of Scientology": "All men have inalienable rights … to the creation of their own kind" and "no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." Yet a very different picture emerges from women who became pregnant while working for the church. They relate painful stories of intimidation, shaming, shunning or outright coercion by the church until women agreed to abortions or were ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]