Ireland accused of whitewashing childbirth scandal:

See the latest from Al Jazeera on State’s attempt to whitewash symphysiotomy scandal

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International News Outlet, Al Jazeera Express Horror at Symphysiotomy

Ireland’s shocking record on women’s rights Horror operations based on church doctrine, abuse, neglect. Ireland escapes criticism and largely ignores the victims. Laurence Lee is Al Jazeera’s London correspondent, covering economic, social and political affairs across the UK and Ireland.

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Irish Examiner calls for Taoiseach examine redress for symphysiotomy cases.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 In the Irish Examiner today Terry Prone calls for Enda Kenny to show leadership on the issue of symphysiotomy now that matters are beginning to come to head with the imminent publication of the Walsh Report

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Video: A brutal procedure

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Paul Maguire reports on operations conducted in Irish hospitals that left women so traumatised they have been unable to talk to close friends or even family members about the procedure. Barbaric, archaic ? A midwifery of darker times. Just what

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SOS Ireland in the Journal.ie

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mind-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin. OVER THE PAST seven days, the campaign for justice for survivors of symphysiotomy

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Listen to an interview with SOS Ireland

Below is an interview conducted with survivors of symphysiotomy and pubiotomy operations in Ireland. listen to ‘Irish Mothers who had their pelvises broken in childbirth call for worldwide support for their petition’ on Audioboo

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SOS Ireland in the Irish Examiner

Read an opinion piece on SOS’s forthcoming Bill by Fergus Finlay in the Irish Examiner A FEW weeks ago, I wrote here that the Taoiseach’s apology to the women who had survived the hardship and abuse of the Magdalene Laundries

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Symphysiotomy and human rights

This article first appeared in Human Rights Ireland and is by the Chairperson of SOS, Marie O’Connor. The Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013 for survivors of symphysiotomy is now before the Select Committee on Justice of the Irish Parliament. Its passage

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SOS Ireland: Clare People feature

Ellen was special. When she went into labor on the morning of September 27, 1965, she became the first woman in her family to have her baby in a hospital. She was safe, surrounded by doctors and nurses who knew

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Irish Times Opinion covering the Walsh Report and lifting the statute bar in Ireland

OPINION:A lobby group wants the statute of limitations to be temporarily lifted for survivors of what were covert, unnecessary and injurious operations. Mon, Sep 17, 2012 A YOUNG, healthy woman expecting her second child, and a repeat Caesarean section, was

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