7/20/2008

American Medical Association moves to make home births illegal

This is not too surprising given that the AMA wants to limit competition that may reduce the demand for doctors' and hospital services. ABC has the story here:

The American Medical Association has agreed to support proposed legislation that, some physicians say, could make make having a planned birth in one's home difficult, to virtually impossible. . . .

The American College of Nurse-Midwives has issued an unequivocal statement in support of planned home births, citing a study in the British Medical Journal that showed home births to be no riskier than hospital births. . . . .


On the other hand, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, which handles home births, is on the other side:

The American College of Nurse-Midwives has issued an unequivocal statement in support of planned home births, citing a study in the British Medical Journal that showed home births to be no riskier than hospital births. . . .

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Blogger Jen said...

Why would this even be something that the government would "ban"? How you have your babies is up to you - whether it be at home or in a hospital. It's personal choice - oh that's right! Some groups and government officials want to control every single aspect of an American's life.

7/21/2008 5:23 PM  

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