We've had the scandals of symphysiotomies and unwarranted hysterectomies yet it seems the States attitude to pregnant women remains unchanged.
A symphysiotomy was ‘done for her own good’; the same reasoning used for unnecessary hysterectomies and here we go again -
SUPPORTERS OF a woman’s right to have a home birth say the practice could be driven underground if new legislation is passed....
C. would not have been allowed to have her second baby at home five weeks ago either because her first baby was born by Caesarean section. Under the bill, all women in her situation would have to give birth in a hospital....
From a practical point of view, if a pregnant woman refused to go to hospital 24 hours after her waters had broken, the midwife would have to leave the scene under the new legislation.
Fight for home birth continues - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 26, 2010