Today's dead tree edition had a brief pictorial on the protest of Delaware midwives regarding legislative attempts to effectively kill the practice of home birth in our state.
Unfortunately, you cannot find the article on the Delaware Online site to link to, so I guess you'll just have to trust me that it is there.
Delaware is attempting to stamp out the practice of home birth (even in low-risk pregnancy) by creating a licensing requirement that absolutely no practitioner can meet. In fact, only one DE midwife has been licensed by the state in the past decade, and she received hers only because she was grand-fathered (grand-mothered?) into the system, and is only allowed to practice among Mennonite families in central and southern Delaware.
There are "underground" midwives in Delaware, but now the State is actually starting to knock on the doors of new parents and demand to know who helped them have their babies so that these folks can be prosecuted.
A good place to start if you are sincerely interested in learning about this issue is Birth Anarchy's series on Oppressive Midwifery laws in Delaware.
For Libertarians it is important to remember that it is not important that you or I want to have our children at home, or drink unpasteurized milk, or homeschool, or own AR-15s with large-capacity magazines. In point of fact I don't do any of those things.
But those are not my choices to make for other people, and if I don't stand up vocally for their rights to make their own personal choices, then who is going to be around for me when they come for bloggers?