Ah good, his re-education is now finished, complete with public apology and self-criticism.
The Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum parties are so deeply entrenched and their machines are so strong that I'm not sure if a 3rd party can succeed in the US, no matter what their positions are.
Having said that, a socially liberal (or at least non-Jesusy) yet fiscally conservative party which respects Constitutional freedoms would seem attractice to many, myself included. I don't think there's much of a market for socially conservative but fiscally liberal.
There has never been any racism of any kind by any Democrat, elected or otherwise, ever in the history of the good old United States. Lets be honest first so we can address the larger issues at hand.
It's a shame the writer of this piece assumes all Republicans and conservatives are bigoted gun toting religious fanatics bent on doing harm to the free world. It would be easy to dig into the background of many Democrats who have served or intend to serve and describe them as a failed business person or extremist in some way. It serves no purpose to beat people down who wish to serve with good intention. Should we really be speaking so negatively about everyone? Lets hear them out. You may be stating your opinion, however you may also be part of the larger problem.
Thanks to the City Paper for continuing to cover what's important to many of its readers!! Well done.
Charleston Birth Place adheres to the highest standards and if DHEC wants to truly serve the best interests of SC women they will not close them down for even one day. I wanted a natural birth and CBP made it possible while keeping mine and my baby's health as the top priority. As a woman with a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery, I was very happy to have a much lower cost than I would have been billed at a hospital, literally saving thousands of dollars. With the healthcare crisis going on in this country, we would do well to copy the CBP model nationwide, not make it more difficult for them!
Just what we need, a centrist party in SC.
Now if we could just get a centrist columnist in the CCP.
I had my first child at CBP in 2009. Lesley Rathbun was there through my entire labor, she was completely adept and made me feel incredibly secure during my pregnancy and labor, especially as a very young first-time mom. Although my daughter's father and I were reluctant about ultrasounds, Lesley sent me to an obstetrician for an ultrasound 3 weeks before my due date, and again one week before my due date as she had concern I was placenta previa. It turns out that I was not, but I still value her insistence that I have it checked out even if the result had meant I could not give birth in the birthing center. She also helped encourage my labor to begin, it finally did at 11 days late but would have been unable to birth at the center if I had passed my due date by 14 days. She was very clear and concise about this policy from the beginning. Everything about our experience there was professional and safe. We love our birth story- our experience was beautiful, full of love and trust! We have even joked about moving back to Charleston for 2 months before our next child is due this May just so we can experience birth there again. I cannot think of a more ideal place to bring a new person into this world than CBP!
Jack Hunter: "I need to work again. The vitriol I spewed and believed in for years (for money) is something I can easily turn my back on for money now."
Your tax dollars at work. Forget about the Cracky McCrackalots....we have illegal bike parking to attend to. Cracky won't generate $$'s (cept for himself) and his paperwork takes so long to fill out when hes arrested - so annoying...but that dumb freshman from COFC who just chained up outside on King has some Daddy with deep pockets to pay his fine. By the way, Cracky votes yes! on these racks, makes it easier to steal a group at one time instead of having to wander around looking for lone bikes chained to trees and signs.
Thank you for covering this story! People need to know, and we all need to do what we can to preserve our freedom to choose where we birth, with whom we birth, and how we do it! Its a human rights and small business issue. DHEC needs to fix it, and issue an official apology!
Government Goverment everywhere.
Nothing is sacred, not even a women's Right to give a natural birth where she choose's.
Rights are NOT Rights if they can be taken away!
"I used not to see it."
More likely, he used to not pretend to see it, now he does because his racist past has ruined his political aspirations.
How have they been in compliance?
"A physician must be on call and available to provide medical assistance at
the birthing center at all times that it is serving the public."
I support Charleston Birth Place and natural birth! Both of my girls were born at CBP. We had an amazing experience and received the best of care. The mid wives of CBP are trained medical professionals and their facility is adjacent to Trident hospital for emergencies. I encourage Charleston families to support this business and embrace its importance in the community.
Classic "just asking questions" non-sequitur, MustBe. Here's a question: why haven't you actually read anything?
They have been in compliance with the regulation since they were opened; the regulation does NOT require an on-site MD. The issue is whether an MD should be brought in before a transfer to a hospital or just attend when the hospital transfer is made. Their current arrangement allows for the CNMs to initiate a transfer if needed while the on-call MD can respond at Trident.
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As you were...
It sounds like Ms. Templeton is confused. So, she's trying to confuse everyone else. She needs to step inside Charleston Birth Place for one day, and see the amazing magic that occurs. There is plenty wrong in our healthcare system, and I'm sure there are plenty of healthcare practitioners that DHEC could go after in good conscience. They need to leave CBP and these incredible midwives alone!
DHEC sent CBP a letter stating we were in noncompliance with the regulation & that we had 15 days to comply or be closed. So now are they backtracking saying that is not what they meant? If they are saying they did not intend for a physician to come to the birth center before a transport - then Charleston Birth Center is in compliance with our consults and transfers. Therefore DHEC should make an announcement that our licensure is in good standing with no deficiencies.
Lesley delivered my first child in 2006 at the hospital before she even opened cbp. Then Valentines day in 2010 my water broke a month early and instead of Lesley taking the chance and letting me have a water birth with a preemie she sent me to Trident and Judy delivered my daughter there. I was still able to stick with my birth plan both times and not have any drugs. They treated me so special and took sych great care of me at cbp and the hospital. Dr. Martin just delivered my now five month old son and he was an amazing doctor as well. I will always stand behind these women and my write as a mother to birth my child how and where I want too. The state and the government can tell us what we can eat and what kind of medical treatments we can have and also what type of insurance we will carry or be pentalized but they need not to tell us what we think is safe and unsafe when delivering our babies. Mothers instinct is best. Take back cbp. ...
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