Should Unassisted Childbirth Be Outlawed?
Last Friday, Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court threw out the conviction of Alissa Pugh, a Milford woman who delivered her baby own stillborn, breech baby over a toilet in her home , and then hid the infant’s remains in her trash. She’d been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The court has also ruled that, along with the overturning of Pugh’s conviction, women who choose to deliver their babies without a midwife’s or doctor’s assistance will not be criminalized. Read more
This is quite a predicament. What do you think?