Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Is birth at home a human right?

Is there a human rights argument in the choice of place of birth?

Is our government failing in its human rights commitments, as a signatory to conventions such as United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW, by maintaining the state-sanctioned discrimination against women who plan to give birth in their home?

Can you think of any other natural, physiological function of the human body for which we experience discrimination that seeks to force all to follow government-mandated management in hospital? What would our society do if similar discrimination was enacted for a uniquely MALE function?

These are some of the questions that are being asked. Your comments are welcome.

More discussion here.

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