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PROBLEMATIC LEGISLATION

 

In some states, the AMA & ACOG won't simply ask for an outright ban on homebirth, but may encourage broad language added to fetal protection acts, professional scope of practice regulations, or insurance and medicaid regulations.

 

 

Fetal Protection Laws as Cover

 

In some cases, the AMA is likely to use fetal protection laws to advance their efforts.

While it may be appropriate to try to protect fetuses from violence, these laws must not be so broad in scope that they encompass the choice to give birth at home.


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