Human Rights

Love and Fear.

There are only two feelings: Love and Fear

There are only two languages: Love and Fear

There are only two activities: Love and Fear

There are only two  motives, two procedures,

Two frameworks, two results : Love and Fear,

Love and Fear.

Michael Leunig

 

Birth, a Human and Political Issue!

The Costs of Maternity Care.
The “Face of Birth” documentary shows that many well educated Australians see home birth as the ‘personal’ choice which has become political. Medical spokesmen who dominate Australian media pronouncing home birth dangerous and not a human rights issue, have thwarted any government initiative to equitably support this womens’ choice. The film explores some stories and the research behind those who are seeking equitable government and community support of home birth rather than maintain unquestioning and monopolistic support for hospital based maternity care in Australia (or elsewhere). Continue reading

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A loving heart is the truest wisdom. — Charles Dickens
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. — Ellen Glasgow
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. — Isabel Allende
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. — Barbara Katz-Rothman
Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so we can fear less. — Marie Curie
We need to have their hearts before we can open their minds. — Dr Gordon Neufeld
No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception. — Grantly Dick-Read
Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves and most of us were taught as children we could not be trusted. — John Holt
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. — Frank Zappa
The greatest joy is to become a mother; the second greatest is to be a midwife. — Norwegian proverb