Friday, June 20, 2008

Homebirth Petition

From MCFI e-news

"Resolutions were recently introduced by the AMA to support ACOG's position against home birth and to 'develop model legislation in support of the concept that the safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital, or a birthing center within a hospital complex, that meets standards jointly outlined by the AAP and ACOG, or in a freestanding birthing center that meets the standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, The Joint Commission, or the American Association of Birth Centers.'"

"Please help send a message to the AMA and ACOG, and to our state and federal legislators, to tell them that we object to these resolutions and we view legislation that would restrict a woman's right to choose a home birth as a being contrary to scientific evidence and a violation of women's basic human rights."


1 comment:

Susana said...

I signed the petition and wrote my own response to the "resolution."