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.
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.