In the news: infant abduction in Spain

In a previous post, I shared two links to a woman’s story from “the baby scoop era.” Naturally, this problem wasn’t unique to the U.S. This article, from the New York Times, reveals that many babies were stolen and sold during a 40-year period in Spain. Apparently, these parents finally have a chance at justice now that Spanish judges are investigating their charges. As of June, more than 800 cases were being investigated. Apparently this occurred from 1950 – 1990 and was ordered by the dictator Franco to punish those who had supported his opponents in the civil war. I hope the New York Times continues to cover this, because I’d like to learn more about the outcome. It’s hard to imagine that this happened in a developed country only 20 years ago.


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