Do people have the right to make UNinformed decisions?
I mean i'm all for information, and i got as informed as i could before i had DD, but honestly i was going to have a homebirth. I have a friend who had a surprise breech homebirth which resulted in fetal demise. I am still having a homebirth. Sure the stats support my view, but even if they didn't i would be having a homebirth. It's very handy for me that homebirth is as safe as hospital birth, but if it wasn't...i would still be terrified in hospital. So i would still give birth at home. And no amount of information on how i would be safer in hospital would inspire or help me in any way.
ETA - to answer your question yes, I think people do have the right to make an uninformed decision. As long as they know there is information which they don't have which could *potentially* influence that decision.
It doesn't make any sense to me but I know that people do sometimes refuse information we try to provide them at work and, as long as they're capable of understanding the implications, we just document that they refused the conversation.