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I was very glad to see Hana doing these. Got to see them just after they went up on WWP but I felt the same way. Overwhelming I think.
Hana is most believable and listening to her is a most sobering and humbling experience. I always knew Hubbard to be a yeller and so did others who were not SO. Word spread fast in in the 70's. When I was a member, that was a kind of excuse to get peeved at others and get away with it. One could get pissed becauese LRH did. He made it 'ok' by his actions. Is it any wonder why some SO members went further and were cruel and inhuman to others? No. Not to me.
Watching these newly released videos, my attention was not so much on Hubbard s it was the children. I was left with a burning desire to find this 'Judy Light' (Judy Leicht?) and ask her to come forward with what she knows about those dead babies!
It does not surprise me at all that this kind of activity would occur in the church CEOs. I have seen the overwhelming numbers of little ones left to be attended by one or two people with no money or food. As a public, I used to sneak over to the CEO at CCI and help out or entertain the kids sometimes so the nanny could attend to the babies. It was heartbreaking. And the fear of speaking out, the apathy, permeated the whole of the area.
Hana said she and Judy are friends, and that she lives in Seattle. I thought she might have meant 'Janet Light' McLoughlin ( former ED IAS ) Does anyone know who this person 'Judy Light' or 'Leicht' is ?
The Judy Light Hana is referring to was, at that time, married to the Uber Reg, David Light.
I knew and worked with Hana…as I have said on this board before, she is a dear and caring and good soul. I’m so glad to see her looking so well. Personally, I know her to be quite credible. I have no personal knowledge of any deaths, or rumors about deaths, in the nursery during the time of which she speaks. To my knowledge, all of the children born in Clearwater were with Certified Nurse Mid Wives in attendance at a hospital.
The nursery at The FH was accredited by the State of Florida. This was because people lied, covered up, and did “emergency” clean ups and “stage setting” for inspections. The folks running it did the best they could but were grossly understaffed, under-funded and ignored. No one would have dreamed of “blowing the whistle” as your, and everyone else's, "eternity" was at stake. I believe the person in charge of the Nursery (for at least a few years) was Joanna Atlee (Wife of Tom Atlee). She was a mother of a child in the Nursery and was a very, very caring and competent person that was absolutely overwhelmed by the neglect of SO “Powers that be”. Without her, and very dedicated few staff she had (all of which I think were SO moms), things would have been much worse. What little the Nursery had to operate with was fought for, tooth and nail, by Joanna and her staff.