Freedom for Birth

What is Freedom for Birth?
“Freedom for Birth” is more than just a film. It marks the beginning of a movement that will focus global attention on the violations of women’s rights during childbirth all around the world.

All women should have the right, protected by law, to decide where and how they give birth.

The problem is that the rise of a dominant obstetric “machine” is robbing women of this right.

The result is that many women are being subjected to medical interventions and c-sections they neither want or need.

Tragically, midwives, the very guardians of normal birth, are being persecuted and criminally prosecuted to the extent that some have even been imprisoned.

“Freedom for Birth” will highlight the human rights abuses happening right now in North America, Europe, Australia and beyond.

And, the film will offer up a solution that can help protect womens’ rights
And that solution involves you!

1000 simultaneous premiers of this important film will take place around the world on 20th September 2012. Is there a screening near you? Find out here

Can you come to a screening in Cambridge? We will be honoured to have the film maker at one of 2 screenings at the Arts Picture House as part of the Cambridge Film festival. Details here:

I’ll be at both screenings and will be part of a panel for a Q&A session in the evening together with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight fame and Sophie Messager, trustee of Birthlight and NCT Antenatal Teacher.

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