As per recent reports, it has been revealed that the victims of symphysiotomy procedure, who are still alive, have dismissed a Walsh report, which is to be published tomorrow as an offended apology for an uncivilized and cruel process.
It has been estimated that during the mid-1940s and mid-1980, when caesarian operations were carried out for safe delivery of babies, in case of difficult situation, about more than 1,500 Irish women were forced to undergo symphysiotomy procedure.
Symphysiotomy is a surgical procedure in which the cartilage of the pubic symphysis is divided to widen the pelvis allowing childbirth when there is a mechanical problem.
Further, it has been recovered that survivors of the procedure assembled outside Dial, before they held a meeting with Justice Committee this afternoon.
Survivors claimed that many a times they were forced to undergo the procedure. Rather, sometimes it was done even without their consent. Moreover, they affirmed that they will fight and continue their campaign until they don't get justice and get the compensation.
Nevertheless, Campaigner Marie O'Connor blamed health professionals of the time and stated that despite the facility of caesarean section, women were deprived of it.
"Women can have no more than around four caesareans so doctors effectively saw them as birth control - a way of capping the family number", said Ms O'Connor.
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