Peaceful Protest (in NYC) to Free Imprisoned Hungarian OB/GYN

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CORRECTION – Gereb is an OB/GYN. She was previously referred to as a midwife.

Fellow Birth Activists and Healthy Birth Supporters – Please join us to support Dr. Agnes Gereb.

Dr. Agnes Gere is an ob.gyn who has been providing home birth services for more than 20 years. She was about to publish Spiritual Midwifery  in Hungarian, when she was arrested—taken away from her birth center shackled hands and feet in chains around the first of October. Since then, she has been sitting in prison.

Details below:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/22/hungary-midwife-agnes-gereb-home-birth

NEW YORK CITY PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION TO FREE IMPRISONED HUNGARIAN MIDWIFE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTICVIST, DR. AGNES GEREB, AND TO STOP CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST HOME BIRTH MIDWIVES

DECEMBER 13, 2:45-3:45

IN FRONT OF THE HUNGARIAN CONSULATE (223 EAST 52nd STREET)

PRIOR TO THE DEMONSTRATION, JOIN MIDWIFE INA MAY GASKIN AND CUNY SOCIOLOGIST BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN FOR AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION OF THE POLITICS OF CHILDBIRTH

DECEMBER 13, 1:45-2:30

TRAFFIC RESTAURANT (986 2nd AVENUE, between 52nd and 53rd)

Signs attached to paper rolls, like gift wrap rolls, are welcome, no wood sticks and plastic tubes allowed (NYPD). Please bring a white flower to the demonstration if you can.

Comments

  • ishakarah@hotmail.com

    We sympathize with efforts to protect a family’s right to decide how they want their children born into this world, including safe home child birth assisted by qualified natural birth practitioners. We are apalled at the archaic treatment that mid-wives and those who wish to help mothers deliver their babies at home receive, such as the inquisition style brutality being imposed upon Dr. Agnes Gereb. As a father who helped his wife bring forth the last six of our ten babies at home, I understand deeply the importance of this issue of human rights violation. My book “Adventures In Home Birthing” reveals my feelings on this matter, and I look forward to your june 21st posts to share some of my thoughts on the Divine Rights that God allows for us to govern our birthing actions by.

    RahLeeCoh Ishakarah

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