Courtney Stange-Tregear is committed to raising awareness of perinatal health as a feminist, social justice and human rights issue. She is the founder of Birthing Justice and organizer of The Silent Cry of Women: Pastoral Approaches to Childbearing. She has earned her master’s degrees in philosophy and divinity and is approved for ordination in the United Church of Christ.
The notion that, until we see through the oppressive forces that obscure the issue of safe birth for all women and babies, we won’t be able to think of birth as a human rights issue is at the heart of this essay.
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