If they can't handle a VBAC rupture, they can't handle cord prolapse, or an unscarred uterine rupture, either. And those are more likely to end in maternal or fetal death if they happen.
I was that 1%. It happens. I NEVER thought it would happen to me. Never in a million years did I think I would be in that 1%.
If a hospital does not have the equipment to care for these patients, I can understand their thinking when they come up with the ban policies.
Our local hospital will not take a patient who comes in before the 37 week mark because they do not have a NICU.