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Letter: Traditional midwifery a safe, needed alternative

  • 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.

I appreciated the article on the midwifery bill (“Bill to regulate midwives reveals divide,” Star-Advertiser, April 15). But I’d like to emphasize the very real need for our traditional midwives. Read more

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