I’ve been reading about various governmental reviews of homebirth midwifery in Australia for some time now, and feeling fear in my heart for all the women and midwives in Australia that want to keep it going. But several recent blog entries, here and here, are making my blood boil. I want to cry for the women and midwives of Australia that are under seige. I’m really hoping that the midwives and supportive families can pull together and change things before it’s too late.
I’d like to see a world in which all families have access to safe, legal homebirth with an independent midwife. Looks like the Australian government is hoping to turn midwives back into witches and burn them at the stake.