Progressive Parenting on blogtalkradio says it plans to interview Tina Bailey from jail this afternoon. Earlier this week, Bailey was arrested and charged with the murder of an unborn child. Here’s the blurb that is running with the program.
The program so far has not had Bailey on the air. It did receive a call from a woman who identified herself as Bailey’s wife, who said Bailey’s “heart was heavy,” but offered no other detail:
Today we are talking to Rowan Bailey, a birth advocate in North Carolina, where midwives are literally criminalized and Homebirth is virtually prohibited because mothers are forced to choose hospital birth or unassisted birth. Rowen is talking to us from jail, where she was taken because she assisted a mother in excercising her own human right to birth her baby where she chose. This mother chose to birth her baby at home and due to nobody’s fault, this baby was lost in labor. If the situation happened in a hospital it would have been a horrible tragedy, but because it happened outside of the hospital, Rowan has had her house raided and is now sitting in a cage for doing nothing other than supporting a mother’s informed choice.
There’s an indiegogo campaign to raise $15,000 to bail Bailey out of jail. Click here for Bailey’s fundraiser.