Tuesday, October 2, 2012

'Freedom for Birth' Movie Screening!

We are pleased to be hosting a screening for the documentary 'Freedom for Birth' at VFL Wednesday October 10 at 7pm. Entrance is free, but please call or email us to reserve your spot, and donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted!

Freedom for Birth is a new 58 minute campaigning film that re-frames Human Rights as the most pressing issue in childbirth today.

In many countries around the world, women are being denied the most basic human right of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how and where to give birth. Those that persist in their desire to have a normal, physiological birth are sometimes forced by judges to surrender to surgery or threatened with having their babies taken away by child welfare services.

In many countries, if a woman wants to have a home birth supported by a midwife, those midwives face criminal prosecution. Some midwives, like Ágnes Geréb in Hungary, are even imprisoned. Freedom for Birth calls for radical reform to the world’s maternity systems so that these Human Rights violations stop and women are afforded real choice as to how and where they give birth.

to view the trailer please click here.

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director
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