post #21 of 24
7/27/09 at 1:15am
I agree with BBM about letting it die down. Which I think/hope is already happening.
Kim's reply was just a bunch of foot stomping about how she thoroughly researched it and presented the facts, and how she understands that people want to choose where to birth, but it's about the child (as if homebirthers don't care about their babies --- oh, that burned my britches).
I never intended to change her mind or get any retractions or apologies. I just wanted her to know that intelligent people can see right through her "journalism," see all the inconsistencies in her story, see that she didn't really have any facts at all, see that her story was based on lies and heresay.
Of course the midwives in question would not answer your questions. They are bound to privacy laws, the same as any health care professional, a fact EMT Shawn Phenis seems to have completely forgotten. I'm sure they would love to defend themselves against this perversion if they did not truly care about their obligations as health care professionals.
Then you follow with Shawn Phenis' comment about "someone's to blame" as if that was directly related to the knotted cord! Does being an EMT make one an expert on pregnancy and birth? Does the EMT know anything about the case history other than the information directly needed to provide life-saving efforts? It is doubtful.
I thought "journalism" like this was left to rags like Star and the National Enquirer. You should be ashamed."