Join Ina May Gaskin and Barbara Katz Rothman... - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 12-11-2010, 04:25 AM - Thread Starter
sweet.p's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Please join Ina May Gaskin, Barbara Katz Rothman and all supporters of
women's free birth choices, in our celebration of Hungarian women's
accomplishment to legalize home birth and in our demonstration to
demand the release of Agnes. We want all charges against home birth
midwives dropped:

Peaceful demonstration to free Agnes and to celebrate the legalization
of home birth assistance in front of the

Hungarian Consulate in New York City on  Monday December 13th. 

At: 2:45 in front of  223 East 52nd Street  (2nd and 3rd Avenue).

Ambassador Karoly Dan is meeting our delegation which includes, home, birth center, and
hospital birth moms, legendary midwife Ina May Gaskin, and sociology
professor Barbara Katz Rothman.

Reception and discussion with Ina May and Barbara will take place
right before the demonstration at 1:45-2:30
at the Traffic Restaurant. 986 2nd Ave (corner 52nd street walking distance from consulate).

Bring a white flower if you can. RSVP, info: [email protected] 203-988-1763

For additional information go to 

If you would, please spread the word about these events, we are hoping for a
good turnout.


Agnes Gereb, was arrested and jailed in Budapest, Hungary after a
woman unexpectedly went into an early precipitous labor and delivered
in her birth center. Agnes called the ambulance immediately and both
mother and baby were transported to the hospital. Home birth is
women's guaranteed constitutional right in Hungary but over the years
authorities introduced increasing restrictions for midwives,
essentially illegalizing out-of-hospital birth assistance. Agnes is in
a maximum security pre-trial prison held without bail. She faces five
years of confinement if convicted. Four more midwives are on trial.
The Hungarian Government has decided to retract the restrictions and
to legalize out-of-hospital birth assistance. The Department of Health
is working hard to draft the new protocols with the involvement of
home birth midwives. This is a much welcomed change after 22 years of
struggle to achieve this goal. However, the criminal cases are
continuing against all accused midwives. 


sweet.p is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 12-11-2010, 10:37 AM
636Jen's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Excellent news!!

Jen Burnett, DEM
Homeschooling mom to my 3 kids (10, 9 and 8)
636Jen is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,076

29 members and 17,047 guests
bananabee , BirthFree , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , hillymum , Hopeful2017 , jcdfarmer , JHardy , katelove , Katherine73 , kellie1325 , mama24-7 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , muffindolls99 , RollerCoasterMama , seap3 , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , Springshowers , youngwife , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.