Saw some women being interviewed in a documentary that was televized last night (caught it part way through, don’t know the title). They attested to being virutally frog-marched in to Planned Parenthood clinics and told what to say once they arrived. The interview I saw was of a woman who was living aboard their training ship, which had a strict no-pregnancy policy.
From what I learned last night, Scientology seems to be focused on blind obedience, discipline & corporal & psychological punishment. There also seems to be an emphasis on secrecy and controlling information.
(As an aside, glad Katie Holmes & her daughter have come home :). If the tabloids can be believed, however (and that’s a big if) the Scientologists are stalking them and some of them are armed. The paranoiac in me wonders if their recent auto accident was truly an accident.)