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Bill to regulate midwives in Hawaii reveals divide

  • JM MEDIA HAWAI’I

    Opponents of a bill to regulate midwives in Hawaii believe it would limit women’s childbearing options and infringe on their civil rights. Supporters say it would ensure safety by holding midwives to a standard. Laine Hamamura, shown above being held by her husband, Hanzo Hamamura, while in labor with their son Silas in February, has given birth to three children at home. She is against the bill.

Legislation to regulate midwives in Hawaii has underscored a divide among home-birth advocates. Read more

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