We are on, folks! Please come down to Maryland Pkwy, between Sahara and Desert Inn this morning at 10AM. We will meet in the Office Depot parking lot, across the street from Sunrise hospital. I just got off the phone with the Metro Police Dept, and he said we didn’t need a permit for our rally as long as we’re not blocking traffic or the sidewalk. So let the pedestrians pass, protesters! He also mentioned he’d seen the article in the newspaper, and wished us luck! Thank you Lt. Dennis, sir! We are pleased to have your support!
Show your support for a woman’s right to ALL of her products of childbirth! Sunrise hospital responded, and cited numerous errors in the facts of the situation, so they are incredibly misinformed (ie. ignorant, obstinant, arrogant… ok, I’ll stop now).
See you there!!
Update on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 09:53PM
The rally was a wonderful success! I’m sending a HUGE blast of gratitude to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come stand with Anne and myself today. I loved seeing all of the mamas, dads and kids gather together for our cause, which we estimate to have been 30-50 total. I feel very blessed to be part of a community of forward-thinking, positive people who believe that we can make a difference in our world when we stand up against injustice, in whatever mode it presents itself. Thank you for putting your energy toward positive change – and that applies to all of you who could not be there physically, but were united with us in heart and spirit. It was felt and appreciated.
I’ve uploaded some pictures from the rally to the photo gallery. Channel 13 news was there, and ran segments at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:30. I’m going to see if they broadcast it again at 11, and will post links when they become available online. The Review-Journal reporter, Annette Wells, came out to follow up with us again as well. I am very grateful for all of the promotion this has received, and it will hopefully spread the word about hospital policy in regards to a woman’s right to the property of her own body. I am also hoping that more women will discover and utilize the amazing benefits of their placenta(s).
Women do not give birth to trash; we create beautiful human beings that enter our world accompanied by a powerful means to heal and nourish our bodies through the amazing transition to motherhood. When we are fully ourselves again, we can then save the remainder for our next major change of life transition that occurs at menopause. Something this powerful must be worth saving. We live in a sanitized society enamored by all things clean and pretty, but we really need to give the placenta another look in a whole new light and learn to see it as the beautiful, powerful, magical path to wellness that it is.
I am obviously still buzzing from all the positive energy we generated! Sending blessings and gratitude for a wonderful day. Thank you for your part in making it so.
In the news:
The RJ printed a followup piece on Anne’s story.
There’s a link to some video footage on Channel 13’s website under Top Videos: Women Protest Sunrise Hospital over placenta.