MaterCare International is pleased to announce Fiorella Nash presenting in our 2019 Rome Conference programme.
Fiorella Nash is a researcher for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and specializes in bioethics from a pro-life feminist perspective. She has made numerous appearances at both national and international conferences discussing abortion, maternal health and women’s issues. Her recent book, The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism is Betraying Women, was described by Helen Alvare as, “the new standard text for the smart, sassy and consistent pro-life feminist of the twenty-first century.” An award-winning novelist, her eighth novel, A Most Dangerous Innocence, was published by Ignatius Press in March 2019.
Her first Rome Conference presentation is entitled “The Incredible Value of Women as God’s Daughters”.
Abstract: My presentation examines the ways in which contemporary healthcare is failing to value and care for women, particularly in the field of pregnancy and fertility. From the perspective of pro-life feminism, I look at the ways in which the political prioritisation of contraception and abortion provision is drawing attention away from other areas of maternity care, such as the treatment of pregnancy complications such as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The major focus of my paper is on the tendency within healthcare to treat women as faulty men rather than valuing and appreciating the female body. The role of Catholic healthcare is vital if we are to ensure that the inherent dignity of women is to be protected.