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    Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 4

    Have you heard that “liability pressure” compels doctors to increasingly deliver babies by cesarean section? Have you wondered how it could be that the law, which is supposed to protect patients’ rights and enforce healther providers’ duties of care, would drive doctors toward imposing costly, risky, and unnecessary surgeries on birthing

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    Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 3

    Introduction In Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 1 and Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 2, we share the basic facts of Rinat Dray’s forced c-section and legal action, and the sections of our amicus brief on the right to informed consent and refusal.  In Section III of the brief, we discussed the

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    Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 2

    Introduction In Part 1 of this Series, we described the amicus curiae brief that we filed in the New York forced c-section case of Rinat Dray with a coalition of maternity care consumer advocacy organizations. Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 1 The amicus brief is a legal argument about

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    Rinat Dray is Not Alone, Part 1

    Introduction On December 23, 2014, Human Rights in Childbirth submitted an amicus curiae brief in the New York case of Rinat Dray vs. Staten Island University Hospital et al for a forced cesarean section that she received in 2011.  We submitted the brief together with the US Birth Rights Bar Association, Improving

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    Human Rights of the Newborns and Cord Blood Donation Conference

    Rome, March 13th 2015, 10 am – 2 pm House of Representatives, Italian Parliament Sala del Cenacolo, Palazzo  Valdina Vicolo Valdina 3/a, Rome Press Release The Committee for the Respect of the Rights of the Newborns (CoRDiN – Comitato per il Rispetto dei Diritti dei Neonati) and Human Rights in

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