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Getting behind the ruckus over 'silent births'

Title: Getting behind the ruckus over 'silent births'
Date: Friday, 14 October 2005
Publisher: Chicago Tribune
Author: Nara Schoenberg
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Just when Tom Cruise was starting to look good again, we hear from the New York Daily News that Cruise's pregnant fiance, Katie Holmes, is supposed to sign on for a "silent birth," without screams or painkillers. Ouch. But is "Quit yellin', it's only childbirth," as the News headline so succinctly put it, the true position of the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a member? Not according to Greg LaClaire, vice president of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre ... [Read the rest at]