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Birth Coach Is 'Hounded Out' of Industry Charity Doula UK

• https://www.lewrockwell.com, Daily Mail

A birth coach has been 'ostracised' by her professional organisation after transgender activists branded as offensive a Facebook post in which she said that only women can have babies.

Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert, 45, was forced to stand down as spokesperson for Doula UK and has since resigned altogether from the national organisation for birth coaches. Her exit comes after transgender rights activists triggered an investigation in which Doula UK concluded her message breached its equality and diversity guidelines.

They did not expel the mother- of-four, who has been a doula – who provide continuous support during pregnancy – for six years, but threatened to suspend her unless she deleted the post.

Mrs McCarthy-Calvert did so, but resigned believing Doula UK had 'acquiesced' to demands from a small number of activists and failed to stand up for women's rights.

'I am angry and sad,' she said last night. 'I was effectively ostracised for saying I am a woman and so are my clients.


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