Acknowledgement and Apology to Ritual Abuse Victims from Australian Prime Minister

cathy fox blog on child abuse

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison ( twitter @ScottMorrisonMP )  has given a groundbreaking national apology to victims of child abuse.

Not only did it break new ground in terms of a national apology for Australia to victims of child sexual abuse but the Prime Minister also acknowledges and apologises for ritual abuse, probably a worldwide first.

The ritual abuse acknowledgement is a huge step forward for all those ritually abused, the apology another step forward.

Fiona Barnett called for Scott Morrison to acknowledge ritual abuse victims.

Surprisingly Scott Morrison obliged with these words

“The crimes of Ritual Sexual Abuse happened in schools, churches, youth groups, scout troups, orphanages, foster homes, sporting clubs, group homes, charities and in family homes”

For clarity [added 27 Oct]  here are a couple of definitions of ritual abuse that Fiona tweeted

The drawing by Fiona, represents her experiences of ritual abortion & Baal…

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