Overturning a VBAC Ban in Western PA

By Katy Rank Lev and Lauren McAnallen In late 2012, ICAN of Southwestern PA started getting calls and emails from women living in Mercer County, PA, about an hour northwest of Pittsburgh. Apparently, one of the hospitals there was instituting a VBAC ban! Some of the women contacting our chapter... Continue reading →

From the President – January 2015

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~Oprah Winfrey Happy new year from ICAN! The new year is a time of fresh beginnings and hope for the future as we march to the beat of collective change. As an organization, we have undergone... Continue reading →

ICAN Signs Amicus Curiae Briefing on Forced Cesareans

The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) recently signed an amicus curiae briefing in support of Plaintiff Rinat Dray in the Rinat Dray v. Staten Island University Hospital, et. al case against forced cesareans. This briefing, which presented 50 stories of mothers who wanted to share their experiences of obstetric abuse within the maternity... Continue reading →