There is an important issue unfolding in South Carolina that affects all women and in turn their supporting partners/spouses and babies/children. That means everyone. Can women have more options for birth than just an obstetrician in a hospital setting? Besides having a home birth, birth centers provide another option along with midwives. A Birth Center in South Carolina that serves the Charlotte area, Carolina Community Maternity Center, has been shut down pending investigation. This Birth Center not only provided a birth alternative but also served as a community resource for expecting mothers. The Birth Center provided birth classes, breastfeeding classes and a library full of birth books and videos. Please check out the Charlotte Observer‘s article entitled S.C. Birth Center’s License Suspended for the details that have been reported so far. Maintaining birth options for women and families as well as birth resources is an important issue for everyone because birth rights are really human rights. Please consider looking into this and following this issue. If you are interested in supporting CCMC, you can find more information at http://www.gofundme.com/SaveCCMC. CCMC also has a facebook page.