• woman's right
  • as well as on other issues, NOMAS affirms and supports the individual woman's right to choose, without governmental, judicial and familial interference. (nomas.org)
  • 5 Over the past decade, organizers have also begun to cast access to midwifery as a "consumer rights" issue- one in which a woman's "right to choose" has been restricted by ill-informed public policies concerning midwives and homebirth. (xlibx.info)
  • Inter-Americ
  • The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was sexually abused repeatedly by her school's vice-principal for two years. (reproductiverights.org)
  • efforts
  • 2 A second national effort aimed at gaining federal recognition of CPMs was spearheaded in 2009 by the Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Cam- paign, a collaborative effort by several professional organizations for midwives and "consumer" groups supporting midwives.3 Both of these campaigns have 2 Introduction drawn nationwide public attention to the recent efforts aimed at expanding women's reproductive rights to include access to midwifery care. (xlibx.info)
  • importance
  • Yet midwifery organizers-including those who identify as pro-choice and pro-life-have adopted the language of "rights" and "choice" to describe the importance of expanding women's maternity care options. (xlibx.info)