The Courts, the Government and the Obstetric Care Consumer: An Inventory

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  • Ann Gray

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    1. The editor of the Federal Monitor, a news alert for legislative and court activities in maternal and child health. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and the National Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (NAPSAC).
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  • She is the Vice President of the American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health, and is on the Editorial Board of Birth and the Family Journal.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A review of recent court cases challenging midwifery is presented, along with a description of the role of the Federal Trade Commission in this area. Activities of the Senate, HEW, the General Accounting Office, the National Institutes of Health consensus meetings, and the FDA, as they relate to obstetric care, are described.

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