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 →

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 →

Giving Tuesday

  On December 2nd, ICAN will participate in Giving Tuesday in the hopes of raising $10,000 in 24 hours. We take our job of being a  source of support and a gateway to resources for birthing families seriously, and that is why we would so appreciate your help. Our chapters... Continue reading →