Thursday, September 16, 2004

Pennsylvania, I'm ashamed to call you home

Please visit the Friends of Judy site, which has been added to my Links.

Judy Wilson is a midwife in PA who is being charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Endangerment, because she was assisting in a home birth, and when there were complications, the parents refused transport to a hospital. The baby died two days later.

The parents don't even want to press charges, but Allegheny County is going full-steam (roller) ahead.

This is a subject close to my heart...while not having a home birth, we used midwives throughout my pregnancy. Our plan was to deliver at the birth center. Only a serious problem mitigated the use of a hospital, and doctors.

By all appearances, Judy Wilson is being prosecuted because of what she is, not what she's done. And that makes me very angry with the city of Pittsburgh...

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