Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vasectomies in Ireland and has performed over 35,000. This is a distinction that did not come without controversy in the extremely Catholic Ireland of the 1970s and ‘80s, but Dr. Rynne persevered in the face of opposition from the church. In the ‘80s, he challenged the restrictive laws on contraceptives by selling condoms without a prescription. He got his day in court and forced the government to change policy. In 1990, Dr. Rynne was about to perform a vasectomy, when a gunman entered his surgery and shot him. After surviving the attempt on his life, he would later meet with his assailant and forgive him. (S)

Monday 11/1 2:20 p.m. Pineview 10
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 6

F-Ireland, 2018
Run time :11
Director: Paul Webster
Producer: Ronan Cassidy
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/300375336