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Paige Brettingen

Paige Brettingen is an author at Religion News Service.

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Survivors of Magdalene laundries still waiting for an apology

By Paige Brettingen — May 1, 2013
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (RNS) Teresa Bell was one of thousands of young girls who were sent to the Magdalene workhouses run by Roman Catholic nuns when she got pregnant at age 16. She worked long hours washing clothes with no pay and little rest; after giving birth, her daughter was put in an orphanage.
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