Recently we heard the great news that the Sisters of Charity had ‘gifted’ the people of Ireland with a site worth €200 million for the new #NationalMaternityHospital. Except they hadn’t. In fact they handed over the site to the Board of St Vincent’s Hospital Group, who are committed to the ethos of Mother Mary Aikenhead, the founder of that order of nuns. We need to see the documentation involved. Already over €100 million of tax payer’s money has been spent on this site. PBP is committed to campaigning for comprehensive maternity and health care for women, that is FREE AND SECULAR.

 

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ONLY LAST MONTH VINCENT’S HOSPITAL DENIED A WOMAN STERILISATION ….. and yet Minister Simon Harris wants to let the same nuns run the new National Maternity Hospital. I questioned him on this in the Dáil today – he says lots (we’ve cut this clip), but mostly his emphasis is the ‘legal assurances’ in the deal – so don’t worry!! Sounds like he wants to give public money to barristers and nuns rather than provide the services women need. I called for SUPPORT FOR DEMO THIS SUNDAY 2PM, organised by Parents for Choice, meeting Parnell Square.

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I was proud to address the demo today organised by Parents for Choice outside Holles Street, on the issue of the nuns being gifted with our new €300 million National Maternity Hospital. If you could imagine any group of people LEAST appropriate to this task, then the nuns would have to be it. Those who made millions on the abuse of women and babies over the years now get to run a new hospital, paid for out of the public purse, for mothers and babies!! You couldn’t make it up!. WE HAVE TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO PROCEED. This has to be the first demonstration of many.

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