From the Improving Birth website:
Take Action! – We need women, men and children to come stand in support of evidence based maternity care for everyone on September 3, 2012. The Rally will be held in locations all over the country as the launch to Empowered Birth Awareness Week.
The Purpose – The National Rally for Change is to encourage and insist that all maternal healthcare providers practice evidence based care. On average it takes 20 years for proven research to become practice. For the sake of mothers and babies everywhere, we can’t wait 20 years. The long term affects of unnecessary inductions and cesareans is just starting to be realized. This matters for all people. This is not a protest, but a public outreach event located where the vast majority of the population gives birth.
Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.