Abstract

Abstract:

Childbirth in the United States is in crisis. This is especially true for Black and brown mothers. This childbirth emergency constitutes a failure of the social contract: because society has failed to provide minimally decent care for all birthing mothers, but especially for Black and brown mothers, it is necessary to allow mothers to choose home birth. I amplify the voices of Black and brown scholars and midwives to defend home birth, and I argue that home birth is safe and empowering and that it is rational for those who desire it to choose it.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1937-4577
Print ISSN
1937-4585
Pages
pp. 2-18
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-19
Open Access
No
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