The appeal to the September 7, 2007 Cease & Desist decision (see our earlier post this blog) will be heard in New Britain Superior Court on Monday, September 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m..
In this environment we are again denied public input. That is why mothers, daughters, nieces, friends, we must continue to affect public opinion through the legislative sessions and, hopefully, a court who will base its decision on precedent and case law, not bias. The nation was riveted to the case of a 16-year old boy fighting for the right to choose his own cancer care but considers a woman’s right to give birth in a setting proven safer than a setting where interventions are routine “controversial.”
Support your right to give birth where you feel you are physically, mentally and emotionally safe for our own health and for that of our soon to be born babies. That right includes the option to give birth in a hospital. Supporting the right for full access in order to make your own choice means allowing for both medically managed and whole health birth.
The proponents for hospital birth are pushing to restrict your federally protected right (as noted in the article referenced above) to choose your health care by persuading the public that homebirth is dangerous. They are protecting their industry by striking your achilles heel: the safety of your baby.
Even if you don’t understand homebirth right now you can understand the right to educate yourself and make your own choice.
Please tell the courts the Medical Examining Board is biased in their action and please help us remind them it has already been decided in the state of Connecticut that midwifery is not the practice of medicine. Tell the MEB to stop their witch hunt.
Please support the right of birthing families to make educated choices about the births of their children.
*September 17, 2008 @ 2:00 PM*
* New Britain Superior Court*
* 20 Franklin Square*
* New Britain, CT 06501*