Thursday, 23 March 2006

Good news: Midwife cleared.

'Court wrong place for midwife case' is the headline, and as a summary of the the decision to prosecute midwife Jennifer Crawshaw for manslaughter, that's an accurate assessment.
Health leaders say that while death cases involving clearly criminal behaviour should be prosecuted in the courts, those involving questions of adherence to professional standards should go to bodies such as the Health and Disability Commissioner's office. "That's a much better avenue for a case like this," said Professor Alan Merry, Auckland University's head of anaesthesiology.
I'm inclined to agree. And perhaps the decision by Jennifer Crawshaw's clients to back her by using her for their second child tells you all you need to know about the justice of the decision.

LINK: Court wrong place for midwife case - NZ Herald

TAGS: Law, New_Zealand

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree. It was the mother's choice to abandon science and stick with the good vibes of a natural birth.

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