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New Sea Org escapee says that Scientology still forcing abortions, decade after practice exposed

[Bree Mood]

Chris Shelton has a remarkable story about an escape from the Sea Org for us today, and disturbing new evidence that Scientology has not given up its policy of forcing women to have abortions, even nearly a decade after that policy was exposed by the Tampa Bay Times

There I was, minding my own business last October, when I suddenly got a message out of nowhere from someone claiming to have known and worked with me back in the Sea Org. It said that she had just taken off (blown, in Scientology parlance) from her Sea Org mission just a day before! I get a lot of interesting messages all the time, but rarely do I get one this interesting.

Of course I was very suspicious as people don’t usually contact declared Suppressive Persons like me within just a day or two of leaving the Sea Org. But I quickly established that she was for real and I remembered how and where we had met years ago back at the Valley org, long before it had gone “Ideal.”

It was Binah Mood, a/k/a Bree. She had been in the Sea Org for many years, had gotten sick of it, and had taken off in a dramatic and somewhat spectacular way. She had been on a mission at the Silicon Valley Ideal Org, similar to the one I had been on in Twin Cities back when I had decided to leave in 2012. But rather than go back to Los Angeles and “route out,” a series of hoops the Sea Org likes to make people jump through before they are allowed to leave, she had secretly arranged a flight to Minnesota and took off by cover of night.



She had a credit card, she was staying with a guy she had just recently met on Reddit (who fortuitously had been a watcher of Scientology and the Aftermath) and she was looking for work. Otherwise, she had no contacts with family or friends (all Scientologists) and no real resources. I quickly hooked her up with the Aftermath Foundation, because this was literally the exact scenario it had been created for, and they took it from there. She had not heard of the Foundation until that moment, but was blown away by the help and support which was quickly made available to her so she could get on her feet, get some transportation and figure out how to proceed.


[In the Sea Org]

Bree suffered enormously while in the Sea Org, enduring not just one but two forced abortions. She has now bravely come forward to tell her story publicly so everyone can know that despite the exposure of all the abuses in Going Clear, Scientology and the Aftermath, The Underground Bunker, my YouTube channel & book and so many others, the Church of Scientology has only doubled down on its destructive policies and methods and is still a prison of belief. We have been watching closely to see if Scientology will ever stop its madness, but it’s clear they are not ever going to and the only logical conclusion at this point is that Scientology must not be supported or endorsed in any way.

In this podcast, we go over Bree’s entire story from beginning to end along with a ton of anecdotes and information about Scientology and the Sea Org which we explain along the way. She is only 27 years old but endured a lifetime’s worth of abuse at Scientology’s hands. It’s past time for law enforcement and our government agencies to revoke Scientology’s tax exempt status and prosecute those within its ranks who are responsible for its human and civil rights abuses and criminal activities.

I think you’ll find Bree as interesting and funny and engaging as I did.



Start making your plans!


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, and Juliette Lewis]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] More Scientology news is here: You won’t believe how fast this planet is being cleared!
[TWO years ago] Scientology in hot water again for cutting down trees without permission
[THREE years ago] When the feds tracked down Hubbard’s boast about getting rich by creating a religion
[FOUR years ago] Earache my eye: A Scientology official’s excuses why he can’t fly for deposition in fraud suit
[FIVE years ago] Sunday Funnies: For the second year in a row, Scientology will have an ad in the Super Bowl
[SIX years ago] We Told You Jamie DeWolf Would Blow Up!
[SEVEN years ago] Church spokeswoman who disconnected from her Dad criticizes Scientology victim who didn’t


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,334 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,465 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,967 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,447 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 510 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 398 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,705 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,573 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,347 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,121 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,467 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,033 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,953 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,120 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,701 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,961 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,001 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,713 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,239 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,328 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,468 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,788 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,644 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,763 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,119 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,421 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,527 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,930 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,801 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,384 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,879 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,133 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,242 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 19, 2019 at 07:00

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