Disclaimer: I do not agree with everything these attorneys stand for - far from it! However, I have thought for years that it is odd that feminist groups have not taken up the banner for women's rights in birth, and I am glad to see a step in this direction.
Attorneys responding to VBAC bans in hospitals
You should read the entire post, but here is some of the meat of the text:
I’m a lawyer with the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle. I’m investigating possible legal responses to bans on vaginal birth after cesarean at hospitals in the northwest states Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. If you are currently pregnant and want to have a VBAC, but are facing a hospital policy that would require you to have a c-section regardless of whether you want it and regardless of whether it is actually medically necessary, and you are willing to consider working with a lawyer on this, we’d like to talk with you. Please respond toMakes me wish I lived in one of those states! :) But at least I can help get the information out there. Please, if you care about this issue at all, spread the word!
vbacbanhelp at ican-online dot org.