Sea Org Document: Dare to have children, you get sent to Scientology's version of Siberia - 2014-09-03
Martin Ottmann is a longtime critic of the Church of Scientology who is known for his dogged search for documents that describe every aspect of Scientology management and life. We asked him to bring some of his expertise to the Underground Bunker and help us dig into the dark corners of this secretive organization.
Last week, Martin sent us a document issued at Scientology's PAC Base in Los Angeles in 1989. That document restricted the amount of time that Sea Org parents could spend with their children. Now, he's sent us another PAC document from that time regarding Sea Org couples that dared to get pregnant.
With Sea Org members signing billion-year contracts and working 110-hour weeks for pennies an hour, they were seriously discouraged from having children. For decades, Sea Org women who became pregnant were pressured to have abortions. Those couples who insisted on having children were, as this document shows, shipped to "failing" orgs in undesirable parts of the globe.