The disturbing detail other media missed about TMZ's Scientology scoop yesterday - 2016-12-29
This week, Leah Remini hit the Church of Scientology with one of the biggest weapons in her arsenal: Forced abortions.
For those of you who read this website regularly, you already knew that from about 1982 to 2010, Scientology somehow considered it acceptable to motivate young women in its "Sea Org" to work around the clock for pennies an hour by forcibly sending them down to the nearest free clinic for an abortion if they happened to get pregnant. (It only stopped because the Tampa Bay Times exposed the practice that year with a terrific short film. Now, women who get pregnant in the Sea Org merely get kicked out.)
If you've seen Claire Headley talk about this subject before, you knew that she was going to deliver a serious shock to the system for viewers Tuesday night, and she did not disappoint. So what could David Miscavige possibly do to counter what was sure to be a wave of stunned press reactions describing Scientology's barely believable reliance on forced abortion to keep its workers childless?