Thursday, February 7, 2008

PushNews Response to ACOG statement

The Big Push Campaign has posted a new press release--"ACOG: Out of touch with Needs of Childbearing Families."

"Trade Union claims out-of-hospital birth is “trendy;” tries to play the “bad mother” card"

“'It will certainly come as news to the Amish and other groups in this country who have long chosen home birth that they’re simply being ‘trendy’ or ‘fashionable,’” said Katie Prown, PhD, Campaign Manager of The Big Push for Midwives 2008. “The fact is, families deliver their babies at home for a variety of very valid reasons, either because they’re exercising their religious freedom, following their cultural traditions or because of financial need. These families deserve access to safe, quality and affordable maternity care, just like everyone else.”

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