A birth coach has found herself in some hot water for claiming that only women can have babies.
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.
Imagine that in today’s world we have people who still think that only women can give birth to babies.
This was already proven false back in 1994 when Arnold Schwarzenegger gave birth to a baby. It was documented on film and everything.