Sunday, June 19, 2005

Burried in the Sand: Orphanage in Essaouira

Women in Morocco who are pregnant an unwed have very few options. We visited an orphanage run by a Christian woman who had come to the country years ago and never left. She told us of the tragic decision that many women make...

They have their babies on the beach... alone, scared, in great pain. And to further hide the shame that they have hidden in exile and under a berka... they take their newborn baby and bury it alive in the sand.

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