The Independent (UK) reports:
An anti-abortion campaign group in Ireland have been derided online for holding an event on women’s healthcare – with only male speakers.
Family and Life, a Dublin-based organisation, is holding an event tomorrow evening in the capital city. Titled ‘How to Protect the 8th amendment’ in reference to the constitutional clause which bans abortion, the event is described as “pro-life”.
The discussion will feature three men; David Quinn, Patrick Carr and Paddy Manning.
Sharing the poster online, Laura Lee commented:
“Oh super. A conference on women’s wombs, run by men. Welcome to Ireland.”
…One of the speakers, David Quinn, has defended the event, telling The Independent: “I don’t regard abortion as a woman’s healthcare issue only but as a right-to-life issue as well.
“The right to life of the unborn is obviously at stake in this debate and that is a human rights issue, not a woman’s issue or a man’s issue per se.”
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