Julia Gillard apologises to Australian mothers for forced adoptions

Julia Gillard

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Gillard apologises to Australian mothers for forced adoptions Thousands of unwed women were made to give up their children so that they could be adopted by married couples

Julia Gillard:”We deplore the shameful practices that denied you, the mothers, your fundamental rights and responsibilities.”Australian prime minister Julia Gillard delivered a historic national apology in parliament on Thursday to the thousands of unwed mothers who were forced by government policies to give up their babies for adoption over several decades.√

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