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1978: legalized midwifery despite Cal. Medical Association

Suzanne Arms is the author of 7 books on pregnancy, birth and bonding. She is a crusader for a more natural way of childbirth, a return to a more human, connected, feminine and less technological passage in to life.

"I remember in 1978, a group of us who were lobbying for midwifery and the right of the midwives to attend birth legally in CA had a chance to talk with you. You set up a commission to study alternative birth practices.

"I remember the bill that came out of that, allowing women who weren't part of the medical establishment to assist at birth. It's kind of a preposterous notion that midwifery had to be legalized, but nevertheless, we tried to do exactly that. In response, the CA Medical Association made the bill its number one attack item. So while we may talk about childbirth, this subject is certainly embedded in the whole system of politics, and the money and the corruption that goes with it.

Source: Dialogues, by Gov. Jerry Brown, p.278-9 , Mar 28, 1996

Traditional sexual morality looks reasonable due to STDs

The Pope is having a dialogue between Buddhists and Christianity. Pretty incredible. Thirty years ago it was a mortal sin to go inside a Protestant church. Within the Catholic church, there's a major effort to understand, and to respect, traditions which just a few years ago were called "paganism." At the same time, if sexually transmitted diseases continue accelerating, the more traditional sexual morality will look very very plausible and reasonable.
Source: Interview in Whole Earth Review, Winter , Nov 1, 1988

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