Homer G Phillips Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2012
Photo: Charles Swaney
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PURE EVIL The stench of St. Louis, MO continues to permeate the fabric of CRIMINAL ACTIVITY & COVERUPS.
In this April 29, 2015 photo, Zella Jackson Price poses for a photo at her attorney’s office in Clayton, Mo. Source: AP
Lawyer: Were More Black Newborns STOLEN from St. Louis Hospital?
Since their reunion, Price’s lawyer, family attorney Albert Watkins, says he has heard from more than 20 black women who have similar stories about giving birth at Phillips and being told their babies had died in the 1950s and 1960s.
Watkins says no death certificates have been found for the babies the nurses said had died.
Phillips was owned by the city of St. Louis. The hospital was for black patients during segregation and became a training hospital for black doctors. It was closed in 1979.
THE LIST IS GROWING
70 Women Call About Babies at Homer G Phillips Hospital
May 7, 2015 9:07 PM
Is there no place in this country where Black women haven’t been victimized and had our choices as women stripped?
Taking away these women’s children, if true, is evil.
They took these children because these women were Black and poor. And, why, just because they are human beings, should their rights as mothers to love and nurture their children be respected?
The Black woman has NEVER been respected as a loving and nurturing mother in this country.
How could she, when we were seen, from the moment that we stepped onto these shores as nothing but breeding grounds for the institution of slavery.
OUR CHILDREN were never OUR OWN.
They were profit centers for the ‘Master’.
OUR CHILDREN were never OURS TO LOVE.
They were to be raised so that they could be put into the fields, or to be sold at a later date.
OUR BODIES were certainly never our own – that was evident from the first time the ‘Master’ stepped down into the slave quarters.
What happened to these women is a direct descendant of the legacy of slavery in these country.
Their motherhood. Their womanhood – was never respected. Never honored. That news of the deaths of their children could emotionally devastate these women was never a consideration – because they were never seen as humans with emotions that could be devastated.
I ache for these women. I literally ache for them for the evil done to them.
Black woman, ooh, black woman
Light me up, troubled long….
Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died at a St. Louis hospital are now wondering if the children could have been taken from them still very much alive. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Wicked beyond description…
I can’t even imagine the pain…
It’s too much!
It’s too much. And the numbers are adding up daily. First there were 18 and now possibly 70, with the mothers or other family members calling in with similar stories of ‘dead baby’ LIES.
* I weep*
Black woman, ooh, black woman. Light me up, troubled long. You trod one of life’s roughest roads. You got the heaviest load.
Great anthem, SG2. Thank you!
Why not rip my heart right on out. They’ve taken everything else…
this story just hurts me, Ametia.
to think of the tears and the pain and the yearly reminders of loss that weren’t loss…but lies….
for these women.
It’s been 50 years, so you know somebody has DIED THINKING THAT THEIR CHILD WAS DEAD.
I shudder to think of the mothers who were led down that evil road. They weren’t even shown the so-called ‘dead babies.’ No birth certificates, nurses just told them ‘your babies are dead. Whew! Just EVIL.
And I’ll bet those bitches didn’t even blink, while telling these mothers their babies had died.
Whew LORD, Drop that TRUTH, Rikyrah, DROP.IT.