There is a scary thing that has been happening in our country (and in some other countries, too) to women for a while. That scary thing is interference in childbirth. I do not mean help. I love help. I’m all for help, including surgery. I mean interference. Sometimes with deadly consequences for mother and baby.
As a woman who was coerced into an unnecessary surgery without real informed consent, under duress, who suffered complications that lasted for months after my baby was born, I feel that I have to speak out against this whenever I can. And frankly, I don’t get why women’s groups, pro-choice women’s groups, don’t seem to care very much whether women are compelled by court order to undergo surgery for the convenience of a doctor or a hospital.
This shouldn’t happen anywhere. It definitely shouldn’t happen in American, the land of the free, the home of the brave. Let’s stop it.
(You see, I told you I was going to talk about whatever matters to me!)