Gangling,clumsy 'Chummy' Browne comes to the convent to gain experience before leaving for Africa as a missionary and is mistrusted by Sister Evangelina because of her upper class background. Nonetheless,on her first solo job,a difficult breach birth,she proves to be an excellent midwife and wins local respect. Jenny befriends pregnant Irish runaway Mary's whom convent head Sister Julienne places in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers where she has a daughter.Jenny is shocked to learn that Mary was only fifteen and,as a result, the child was given away for adoption without her consent.
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Did You Know?
Babies are always placed for adoption in these cases. It's thought to be in the child's best interests.
What about Mary's interests? She's the mother, she did not consent!
Nurse Lee. She can't consent. She's only 15, still legally a child herself. It was a case of which child should we choose. How can a girl of 15 with no home, no education, no trade other than that of prostitution, bring up a baby?
She gave up prostitution.
She doesn't have that choice. And you're not the only one who's angry!...
Performed by The Solitaires
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