UK Birth Coach ‘Ostracized,’ Labeled ‘Transphobic’ for Stating Only Women Give Birth

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(The Christian Institute) A woman says she felt forced to resign from Doula UK after being labeled “transphobic” for saying only women can give birth.

Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert was working for the charity — which provides women with “birth coaches” to assist them during pregnancy and childbirth — when she criticized Cancer Research UK for dropping the word “woman” from its messaging on smear tests.

Doula threatened to suspend McCarthy-Calvert if she did not remove her Facebook post, after 20 trans activists complained.

A Doula UK spokesperson told reporters, “We are proud to say that we seek to listen to the lived experience of marginalized groups and make changes — including changes to the language we use — if we believe it is necessary to make the Doula UK community more welcoming and supportive.”

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