Well, some combination of press about Ricki Lakes film The Business of Being Born, the Big Push for Midwives press conference (across the street from AMA headquarters in Chicago), and active legislative efforts in a number of states, actually got the attention of ACOG! Yesterday they posted a press release opposing home births.
The main points are not really different from their Position statement (which is not publicly available on their website), but with added negative and misleading beliefs and downright lies. And of course, this press release is definitely meant for public consumption!
The press is quite likely to pick up this ACOG press release. You are encouraged to write letters to the editor, write on blogs, etc. To help, I am compiling a list of effective talking points, which I hope to post by tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, several responding press releases are being prepared by various organizations.
Susan Hodges, gatekeeper
1 day ago