RTE news: SOS Campaigners renew call for independent enquiry

Campaigners seeking an independent inquiry into certain childbirth practices stepped up their battle today with the publication of a report into symphysiotomy and pubiotomy between 1944 and 1992.

These procedures involved the severing of one of the pelvic joints or pubic bone to aid childbirth.

According to the report ‘Bodily Harm’, at least 1,500 such operations were performed.

Around 180 symphysiotomy mothers are alive today; some are disabled, incontinent and in pain.

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