How are we supposed to exercise “consent” in the birth room when we don’t recognize what consent is outside of it–and how power dynamics complicate it?
Spanish lawyers have recently filed four claims against Spain related to the violations of their clients’ human rights in childbirth–and these women’s stories sound very familiar to advocates all around the globe.
No one should have to choose between their baby and their provider.
“I interrupted and said ‘she said stop, take your hand out of her vagina right now, she said stop!’”
If we support out-of-hospital birth, we should welcome these opportunities for growth, even when they are uncomfortable.
Alabama’s abortion amendment broadly extends state and medical authority over every stage of pregnancy and birth, potentially including how and where women give birth.