Call to end stigma for children conceived in rape

Call to end stigma for children conceived in rape

Women affected by rape are due to share their stories at public meetings next week, to explain why they believe abortion is not the answer when a child is conceived in rape.

Unbroken Ireland, an initiative which gives a voice to those impacted by pregnancy after rape, is hosting the events in Dublin and Cork.

“Our voices are never heard, and our children are stigmatised, but we will no longer be silenced,” said spokesperson Laura Ní Chonghaile.

“We hear all-too-often that rape victims need the Eighth Amendment repealed, but we hear nothing from women like us who have been directly impacted by pregnancy from rape, and who want a better answer than abortion.”

The meetings ‘Ending the Silence: women impacted by pregnancy from rape speak out’ will take place in The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm and in the Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork City on Sunday, October 1 at 4pm.