Making “My Birth, My Choice” A Reality For All Women

Brady Swenson

Feministing blogger, radical doula, and Rewire writer Miriam Perez and Steff Hedenkamp with The Big Push for Midwives campaign joined us for a live discussion. Read the transcript here.

Join Feministing blogger, radical doula, and Rewire writer Miriam Perez and JayVon Muhammad, certified professional midwife and Steff Hedenkamp with The Big Push for Midwives campaign,
on Thursday, May 14th for a fascinating, in depth discussion about the
reality of access to homebirth in the United States for all women! Ask
your questions of or share your experiences with out-of-hospital
birthing, midwifery and doula services for all women regardless of
income level.  Join us for one hour at Noon ET/9am PT.

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“My RIght To Choose? What About My Right To Choose Not To Have A Choice?”

Robin Marty

I make choices every day. Now they want me to make more?

“Who are you going to listen to?  Your doctor?  Or a Republican?”

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Missouri Legislator: Qualified To Legislate Women’s Health Because “My Father Was a Veterinarian”

Robin Marty

In Illinois, they run reproductive rights bills through the agriculture committee. In Missouri, they call male lawmakers experts because they are the sons of veterinarians.

In Illinois, they run reproductive rights bills through the agriculture committee. In Missouri, they call male lawmakers experts because they are the sons of veterinarians.

Not a joke.

Via Huffington Post:

House Majority Leader Tim Jones (R-Eureka) was on the defensive following an analogy he made during discussion of the bill he sponsored. The legislation would allow medical professionals to deny services like abortion, contraception, male or female sterilization, assisted reproduction and cloning based on religious objections by medical staff. Jones talked about the need for medical teams to be on the same page during a procedure and to ensure that one team member does not object to it.

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Jones cited a personal experience he had.

“My father’s a veterinarian. I grew up in operating rooms,” Jones said, referring to how crowded operating rooms can be.

Jones’s defenders say he was misunderstood.  Here is the debate, see what you think.