I received the message below from a birth organization here in NYC that supports women’s right to give birth in whatever way they choose … hospital, birthcenter, home, etc. The petition below is specific to the Service Employees Internation Union, but it’s great (I think!) to have insurance cover hospital AND non hospital births. Please look and sign if you feel free. Thanks!
I wanted to see if you might help us get the word out about a rally we’re holding with our sister organization on March 18th (details below). We’re working with a woman who was denied health insurance coverage for an out-of-hospital birth (in her case, homebirth) by the SEIU. We’re planning a support rally for her for the actual appeal hearing, but we want to show that there is national support for this coverage - please sign the below petition and we’ll be sure that the SEIU hears your voice (and yes - a rally at a union is a bit odd - agreed!)
Can you forward to anyone you think might be interested?