The Survivors of Symphysiotomy group, who have steadfastly refused to subscribe to redress schemes suggested by the Government, described themselves as "vindicated" by a UN report which called for an independent and thorough investigation into the practice and fair and adequate compensation.
Why would anyone choose a poorly resourced, poorly supported home birth in Ireland when modern, fully-staffed hospitals are now available to everyone? Here’s why: in Irish hospitals labouring women are treated with something close to disdain.
THE Ryan Report revealed sexual and physical abuse on a monstrous scale in Ireland in the labour camps that were the industrial and reform schools. Since its publication, we have come to realise that, without acknowledgement there can be no healing, without redress, no closure.
European scientists have confirmed the identity of the Sars virus in a key step towards finding drugs to fight it, but anxiety in Hong Kong was unabated today as a doctor said two of the three babies born to Sars-infected mothers were in a critical condition.