Clear body, wiped mind: Another woman comes forward about forced abortion in Scientology - 2018-10-02
In April, Heather Ruggeri celebrated ten years free of Scientology. But a decade isn't enough to erase the things that she went through as a child growing up in Scientology and working in the Sea Org. She's put portions of her story on the Internet before, but this is her first attempt at telling the entire tale. We knew you'd want to see it.
Every day when I ran, it felt like there was a weight in my lower abdomen.
I was 17, and the running was part of the Purification Rundown, a regimen of exercise and spending hours in a sauna that every Scientologist has to go through because it supposedly eliminates toxins in the body from drug use and things you breathe in.
I hadn't done illegal drugs, and I really hadn't had any serious health problems, but like everyone else I was still required to do the rundown.