Here's some truth about $cientology:
MARY TABAYOYON AFFIDAVIT
CD - 14
26 August 1994
Copyright (C) 1994 Mary Tabayoyon
Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes.
GRAHAM E. BERRY, State Bar No. 128503
GORDON J. CALHOUN, State Bar No. 84509
LEWIS, D'AMATO, BRISBOIS & BISGAARD
N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90012
Telephone: (213) 250-1800
Attorneys for Defendants
UWE GEERTZ, PH. D.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY Case No. Cv 91 6426 HLH (Tx)
INTERNATIONAL, a California
non-profit religious DECLARATION OF MARY TABAYOYON
organization, RE: MOTION FOR COSTS
Plaintiff, Date: APRIL 4, 1994
Time: 10:00 a.m.
VS. Courtroom: 7
STEVEN-FISHMAN AND UWE GEERTZ,
DECLARATION OF MARY TABAYOYON
I, Mary Tabayoyon, declare as follows:
BEGINNING IN 1986, MEMBERS OF THE SEA ORG WERE FORBIDDEN TO HAVE
ANY MORE CHILDREN IF THEY WERE TO STAY ON POST AND THE HUBBARD
TECHNOLOGY WAS APPLIED TO COERCIVELY PERSUADE US TO HAVE ABORTIONS SO
THAT WE COULD REMAIN ON POST.
7. On September 28, 1986, Gillaume Leserve, the Executive Director
International ("ED Int"), put out an order binding on all Sea Org
members. Within the Sea Org, these binding orders were called Flag
orders. The September 28, 1986 Flag Order No. 3905 forbade Sea Org
members from having any more new children. The reason given by ED Int.
was that the Sea Org simply did not have the time, money and resources
to raise children properly. In the event Sea Org members elected to
disobey this Flag Order, they would be exiled to a non Sea Org
Scientology organization of the Class IV level until the Child reached 6
years of age. Once the unauthorized child achieved 6 years of age, the
parents could return to the Sea Org.
8. On April 3, 1991, an addition to this Flag Order was issued.
Part of that supplement provided that anyone who did get pregnant would
be sent to a non-expanding Class IV Org. The Commanding Officer of
CMOI, Marc Yager, endorsed application of this supplement to all crew at
the base and added to it. It stressed that Sea Org members were the top
echelon of the Sea Org. As such Yager admonished us that we had the
responsibility on our shoulders for the expansion of Scientology and
freeing mankind. Scientology's Senior management determined, we, at
this high level, could not afford the time and resources it would take
to raise children. Having children was found to undermine our
production and our purpose. It became an Ethics matter. An Ethics
matter is an offense against Scientology. An ethics matter arises when
a Scientologist does something which detracts from the spreading of
Scientology. Ethics matters are dealt with through Scientology rituals
administered to those who have "wandered off the straight and narrow".
(See definition of "out ethics", attached as Exhibit 1).
9. Furthermore, Sea Org members would be exiled, would be sent to a
non-Sea Org, lower organization called a Class IV Org to serve as a
staff member. The only concession to our years of devoted service was
the fact that we were entitled to keep our membership in the Sea Org.
11. While at the base, I knew of several instances of staff
getting pregnant and being coerced to get an abortion. Some instances
were relayed to me by the victims themselves and others were relayed to
me by another. In two instances, the couples to keep their child
despite extensive course of ethics method and thus were banished to a
failing Class IV organization. In every instance they had to go through
ethics handling designed to prevent them that it would be far more
advantageous to Scientology and the Sea Org for each of them to have an
abortion. Some of these women went through extensive pressure methods
to convince them to have an abortion. The severity of the Ethics
handling was directly proportional to the prospective mother's desire
and insistence to keep the child. I myself got pregnant in 1993 and
gave up my child due to my greatly misguided obligation and dedication
to the Sea Org.
13. I told the Medical Officer (Martine Collins) of my pregnancy.
She immediately went into action to arrange for my abortion. She told
me, that I would naturally be expected to pay for it myself, since it
was considered Out Ethics to get pregnant. (Out Ethics in Scientology
simply means your reasoning facilities are no longer thinking in a
direction designed to promote Scientology and must be corrected).
14. Medical Office Collins told me to call for the appointment to
have an abortion myself. She told me not to give the address of the
base as my address or to acknowledge I was from the base. She said the
reason for this was because there were too many woman going there from
the base for abortions and it was probably becoming "out PR" (out Public
Relations, which means your public relations have gone bad).
15. The day after I returned from my abortion, I was weak and sore
and had cramps. I proposed a light work load that I felt I could
accomplish. My Senior, Megan Rae, refused this and instead gave me a
target that literally would have taken about many people to accomplish
in one day. I attempted to let her know what an impossible task it was
and that her order must have been a joke. I soon learned that she was
completely serious. My obvious protest on this was met with the barked
threat, "If you use this abortion cycle to dramatize inefficiency and
thus not accomplish your production targets, I will have you comm-eved."
A commev is short for Committee of Evidence. It is one of the severest
Ethics actions you can level at someone.
16. A friend of mine, Betty Hardin, who works in the treasury
division of Golden Era Productions, told me that she used to transport
the pregnant women at the base to Riverside, California for their
abortions. For about a year, she transported women almost weekly to the
Planned Parenthood Center, in Riverside, so that they could have their
abortions and follow up check ups that were needed. She said it just
became routine. Pregnant Sea Org members were sent to the Planned
Parenthood Center to get their abortions. When they returned to the
base they went to Ethics.
18. Betty Hardin said, once formerly pregnant women were back from
having their abortions, they would be sent to Ethics and made to do
"lower conditions". Lower conditions are, from the lowest on up;
Confusion, Treason, Enemy, Doubt, and Liability. Each one of these
lower conditions have an exact set of steps you follow. once you get
through all the steps of all the lower conditions, successfully, and
only the Ethics officer can officially determine if you have gotten
through it correctly, and thus let you go on to the next higher
condition, you are a gung-ho Sea Org member again with new and
revitalized determinism to never make a mistake again that would cause
or threaten any harm to your group.
21. I asked Betty how many women she had actually taken to
Riverside to have their abortions. She didn't want to tell me. From
the way she had been talking, it sounded like quite a few, so I asked,
conservatively, "Was it more than 20?" She waived her arm and said very
emphatically, "Oh yes!"
22. Betty also told me how she finally flat out refused to be the
driver anymore and it was getting to be quite an embarrassment as there
were often anti-abortionists petitioning going on in front of the
Planned Parenthood center and they kept seeing her bringing woman to get
24. I can see now that the act of getting my abortion along with
the harsh treatment from my seniors afterwards, began jolting me out of
the indoctrinated state of blind dedication to the Sea Org. Another
thing that jolted me was, just before going back to the Riverside
Planned Parenthood, for a check up, 2 weeks after my abortion, I was
getting administered to me something called, False Data Stripping. This
action was opening my eyes to some real craziness that were going on at
the Base, to which I had previously cast a blind eye. The biggest
craziness being the fact that, Miscavige, the highest leader in
Scientology, was regularly (about once a month or so) angrily yelling at
us in staff meetings about how inept and incompetent and inefficient we
all were. Sometimes he would even say, "WOG's could do better." (WOG
is a derogatory term used in the Sea org to mean someone in the outside
world who probably hasn't even heard of Scientology.)