Working in Uganda raised new security issues, and our clinic was targeted. It's tricky to defend yourself in a society that turns to fire sorcery to settle scores.
How many friends do you have who died in childbirth? Can you imagine one in seven, as it would be if you lived in northern Afghanistan? What does "reproductive freedom" mean in an environment where mothers are dying in childbirth on a regular basis?
My journey from lobbying to legalize midwifery in Colorado ("No, Senator, we don't deliver babies to sacrifice to Satan") to being a "spiritual midwife" in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Uganda.