The most disturbing thing about the radio show is that the pro-vickie camp essentially blames the family. They say that families who are grieving look for someone to blame for the tragedy, as if the family, ambulance, hospital, cops etc would join in on a lie for no apparent reason. MANA’s own statistics on home birth midwifery show that these are largely preventable tragedies caused by a inadequacy in the training of direct entry midwives.
I came across a link for a radio show called Progressive Parenting, which decided to discuss the Vickie Sorensen manslaughter case. They had someone from the human rights in childbirth campaign and Katie McCall of Our Sisters in Chains. These women are trying to bury the memory of the baby that died a preventable death in Utah, they are trying to make sure people do nothing in response to the deaths.
The focus of the show was how prosecution of midwives for attending preventable deaths would affect the community. There are a few major claims in the show that are questionable:
Claim #1 is that Doctors are never charged with manslaughter for killing a patient. It took me one google to debunk that, there are many cases of physicians being charged with manslaughter when they have done something incredibly negligent. The reason that doctors…
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