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#1 of 3 Old 04-18-2004, 02:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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C-Sections and the Real Crime

April 12, 2004
By REBECCA JOHNSON


Prosecutors in Salt Lake City announced last week that they
had dropped charges of homicide against a woman who delayed
a Cesarean section despite doctors' advice that it was
necessary to save the lives of her twins. It was a step in
the right direction, but the decision to criminalize the
woman's choice - one of her twins was later delivered
stillborn, the other survived with complications, and the
mother has pleaded guilty to child endangerment - was wrong
from the start.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/12/opinion/12JOHN.html?
ex=1082773259&ei=1&en=0787c962be6c58bd


Got this off my local Homebirth newsletter, just thought I'd share...


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thank you 4 posting this. that poor mother, that poor baby

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THANKS MS. DOULA for posting this.

I am so glad that this was published in the NYT.

I am so Thankful her charges were dropped. They were WRONG from the beginning.

I am sad for the author's loss and sooooo Thankful for her story and willingness to write it.
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