Dr. Amy Tooter MD, The infamous OB who blogs at The Skeptical OB declined the offer to come on my Radio Show for a chat the other day.
In Response to my query…
“Wanna Debate on my Radio Show???”
“No, but I’m happy to debate in any neutral print forum. I want people to be able to read and review the scientific papers as part of any debate.”
Amy seems really attached to her keyboard, which she has used for the past few years to dump on all of us who like to give birth to our babes at home.
I think of her as the kill joy of the Freebirth Movement. At every juncture of her time on the web, whenever ANYONE is talking about Unassisted Childbirth or even just Homebirth, she arrives on the scene with her so called facts, figures, arrogance, and insight. Her all consuming voice cropping up any time birth is discussed long ago convinced me that she was just a Blogging sock puppet created by the Pharma Companies and that “She” is in fact ten guys on a lap top somewhere in New York City who work full time writing her blog and posting her crap all over the web.
Now, why would someone like her be created to “debate” and discredit Homebirth?
Most OB’s are very busy people, and the few Obstetricians in my circle of life, including my beloved Family Doctor who delivered my third child, don’t care where I give birth. They might be somewhat alarmed and concerned that I give birth at home alone, but none have ever suggested that I am a bad mother for this choice, and none have ever tossed out the idea that I should have my children stolen from me for “medical neglect” as Amy so regularly does on her blog, should something go wrong during a botched homebirth.
These reasonable doctors understand the risks of hospital birth, heck, they watch it every day…and they also understand that the hospital environment is not for every Mother.
Yet, Amy goes so far beyond that reasonable stance, pushing for the banning of all Lay Midwifery, and risking just about every mother out of home birth.
If “she” was to come on my radio show, the first question I would ask her is this…
“Why do you care so much where I give birth?”
And then I would ask:
“What is it about me and my lifestyle that is such a huge concern to you and your worldview?
I’ve thought about “Toots” alot since the summer of 2007 when I spent so much time debating the ten guys who play her on the internet.
And the best way to describe her stance is to compare “her” to the many people throughout my life who have tried to kill my Faith in Jesus Christ. Throughout my childhood and teens and especially as a Young Mother rubbing shoulders with other women of Faith who were Homeschooling, I have come in contact with many, many people who were deeply distressed about my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
From teachers in the public schools to high school friends who had been indoctrinated in Anti Mormon Literature, to the various Moms who attended homeschool support groups and prayer meetings, the overwhelming concern these people have had for my soul and eternal salvation has been a drumbeat of questions, queries, and qualms about my personal spiritual beliefs.
Since I was a young child I have had others express so much concern for my soul, that it has just been a pattern in my life that when it comes out that I’m one of “those Mormons” the various hyperbolic stressing that is immediately directed at me and my family is almost funny.
Almost, because no one likes to be rejected for their beliefs, and especially when I was younger, it hurt to have people reject me because of my spiritual beliefs.
I have just ignored the concerns and keep attempting to live up to the covenants and promises I made at Baptism and in the Temple. And I try not to get too upset when new friendships end and relationships are strained from this unfair judgement and concern.
But that overwhelming concern for the state of my soul from the many people in my life has been nothing compared to the campaign waged against homebirthers by Big Pharma Pill Pushers who have an overconcern for the physical lives of mothers and babes (And their own profit stream) and an underconcern for the short and long term effects of Medical Birth on the spiritual, emotional, financial, and especially physical wellbeing of Families.
The pharma whores like Dr. Amy Love to scream about homebirth death, but they never seem to talk about hospital birth morbidity. Morbidity as defined by any medical intervention that leads to damage in the Mother or the Baby beyond normal birth discomfort. I’m talking about things like post partum infections, paralysis, fourth degree cuts on the body, fistulas, episiotomies that won’t heal, forceps injuries to the mother and the baby, and psychological trauma etc etc…
The many blogs that have been created to discredit us and fudge the data and the thousands of chat room trolls who post all over the web trying to shut up and shout down those of us who are activists and attempting to share good information with families are evidence that the Pharma companies are addicted to their revenue stream and want NO DISSENT from the type of tortuous birth they sell so effectively to We The People.
The ten guys who plan Dr. Amy Tooters MD on the web have used every rhetorical trick in the book to present home birth in the worst possible light. Yet oddly enough, they have not taken things to the next step and given her a voice on the web. NO Talk Radio Interviews, NO Television appearances, NO pictures of her family and only one little picture of a person claiming to be Toots.
This is odd because most Bloggers who show the type of passion she consistently evidences on “her” blog use every new media tool to promote the message they are trying to share; You Tubes, Blog Talk Radio, Interviews on Radio and Television, etc etc..
Perhaps the PR Whores who play her on the internet believe that with The Education Establishment, Movies, Television, News, Music, Print, and Radio covered so effectively with the “All Medical Birth All the Time message” in every possible education and propaganda format possible, they did not need to take it to the next step with Ducktor Amy Toots MD and give her a real voice and a face on the web.
The thing is sock puppetry on the web works for a time, and then BAM, in one second you can be exposed.
I’ve been doing some research and the only person in my search who has claimed to interview Dr. Amy in person is the Journalist Jennifer Block who wrote the book Pushed.
Since we all know that one of the most effective tools the Medical Profession uses to keep the money rolling in is Controlled Opposition, lately, I have been thinking that Jennifer was hired to write a fake book, interview a fake internet personality, and has played the role of useful idiot on her Blog on the web to help the cause of confusion and obfuscation around Childbirth Choices.
Time will tell. We are fast approaching the day when no more will those who have lied and used fraud and deception to sell products and services to consumers be able to deceive and controll the message as the Medical Profession has coercively controlled health care and especially birth for the past hundred years in our society.
Change is here and funny enough, its not the top down world government control every aspect of: humanity, population, health, energy, trade, fascistic, collectivist, united nations, and world government socialistic behemoth, that President Obama has been pushing for the past twelve months.
Nope. All indicators are pointing to the fact that…
Freedom is going to triumph over World Medical Tyranny and Slavery!
God Bless the People and Let FREEDOM RING!
[…] MY MOST HUMBLE AND SINCERE APOLOGY TO DR. AMY TUTEUR MD DR. AMY TUTUER MD (WHOOPS, SPELLED IT RONG, ITS TUTTER, UH, TUTEUR, NO, UM TOOTER, YUP THAT’S IT…), I DARE YOU TO DEBATE ME WHOSE YOUR DADDY? JENNY HATCH RESPONDS TO EVOLUTIONARY OBSTETRICIAN DR. AMY TUTEUR MD DR. POOPER SAYS I’M IGNORANT DR. AMY’S CACKLING ABOUT DEAD BABES IN COLORADO DR. AMY IN COMPLETE DENIAL ABOUT THE SEXUALITY OF CHILDBIRTH IF I WERE TO HAVE DR. AMY TOOTER MD ON MY BLOG TALK RADIO SHOW, THIS IS WHAT I WOULD ASK… […]