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Legal advice for childbearing women

Posted: 14 January 2013 by Rob Dabrowski

A new organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting women’s rights in childbirth is set to launch.

Birthrights
From 24 January, Birthrights will seek to advance the dignity, privacy and autonomy of all child-bearing women.

It says it will do so through the provision of easily accessible and accurate legal information on all aspects of childbirth.

Birthrights will campaigns on respect for women’s rights in childbirth as fundamental human rights that maternity-service providers are legally obliged to respect and fulfil.

It will also offer advice and assistance to caregivers, professional or otherwise, who face sanctions for supporting women’s rights.

It is founded by human rights barrister Elizabeth Prochaska, who has advised leading childbirth organisations, mothers and birth professionals on maternal rights in the UK and abroad

It will be run by a board of directors, for which Elizabeth is currently seeking members.

The intention is to register Birthrights as a charitable interest organisation and it will not charge individuals for its services.

To contact Birthrights, or to register to receive email updates, please click here.