Why is it so easy to believe that there are OB's out there who practice unethically and/or convince women of unnecessary interventions and cesarean sections but it is so hard to believe that there are home birth midwives out there who practice unethically and/or are under-trained?
Why does it mean that if one accepts that our home birth midwifery system is flawed here in the US it means that person is anti-home birth and anti-women's right to choose?
Why can't it mean that someone who is advocating for SAFER out-of-hospital standards mean that they care (maybe, even more) about women and protecting a woman's right to choose?
Why must home birth midwifery be protected so much that the preventable losses at home births are hidden and/or ignored by the home birth community?
Why does it mean that if we accept that birth may not always be normal, even for a woman who is low risk, it means we are living in fear?