Links of Note

Links, Videos and Articles of Interest to MfC
“Why we need #Repeal4BetterBirth” by ‘Mother B’ Geraldine Williams (HSE vs Mother B)
Who can be trusted to provide services respecting women’s human rights?“, Jacky Jones asks “Did anyone at the Department of Health anticipate the public outrage that ensued when it was announced that the Sisters of Charity were going to own the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH)?”, Irish Times article, 16 May 2017

New Maternity Hospital will be Europe’s Biggest Birth Factory” – Philomena Canning, MfC chairperson, Irish Times Article, 12 May 2017

“The Whole Nation Needs to Grow Up a Little Bit” – Roisin Ingle interviews MfC Chair, Philomena Canning.

Respectful Maternity Care – Excellent blog post on respectful maternity care.

“I would be scared to be a woman of reproductive age in Ireland” – MfC launch speaker, Elizabeth Prochaska on the 8th amendment.

Human Rights Abuse and Birth in the UK

Low Breastfeeding Rates Cost State 800m a Year” – €800m annually to be saved by increasing breastfeeding rates while the Strategy contravenes the evidence by making provision for shared care only, and no provision for increased postnatal community midwifery!

Briefing Document by Dr. Jo Murphy Lawless

TCD Initiative on Mandatory Sexuality/Sex Education at Third Level

“Why I Need to Tell My Abortion Story” – Roisin Ingle on her abortion.

A great explanation of consent.

Freedom for Birth

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