The Rights of Childbearing People

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Consideration and respect for every woman under all circumstances is the foundation of this statement of rights, written by Childbirth Connection.

“The United States is the only wealthy industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to essential health care for all pregnant women and infants. Many women, especially those with low incomes, lack access to adequate maternity care.”

Note: Although this fact sheet refers to women throughout, we believe these rights apply to all pregnant and birthing people.