Scientology case woman tells of abortion confession

Irish Times, Dec. 5, 2002
http://– BROKEN URL -/

A woman who is suing the Church of Scientology told the High Court yesterday she became very distressed during a church “auditing session” in 1992 and had recounted an event that nobody else knew about her, that she had been pregnant and had had an abortion.

Ms told her she was in pretty poor shape, and the inference was that she was irresponsible. He said she needed to get some professional Dianetic auditing and told her there would have to be a price.

She had no money but had taken out a loan to set up her business.

She said Mr Keane said he would not accept that. He became extremely aggressive and intimidating.

When she repeated that she did not have the money, he kept insisting. He then became angry. Subsequently she told Tom Cuningham she was never going in there again.

Mr Cunningham had arranged for her to meet Gerard Ryan in August 1993. She was taken into a partitioned room.

One of two main questions asked was whether there was anything in her past “which you do not mind owning”. She did not know what Mr Ryan meant and he did not explain.

The hearing, before Mr Justice Peart, continues today.


(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)

Religion News Blog posted this on Friday December 6, 2002.
Last updated if a date shows here:


More About This Subject



Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at