Risa Calibuso, 34, wanted to give birth to her second child at home.
In the Philippines, where she lives, that's against the law.
In 2008 the country passed the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Strategy policy — referred to as the "no home birth" policy. The goal was to reduce the country's high rates of maternal mortality, from 203 out of 100,000 live births that year to 52 by 2015.
It's a controversial law. Despite the good intentions, some local groups assert that it impinges on the rights of women.
What's more, the policy has not yet met its goal. In 2017, the maternal mortality rate in the Philippines was 121 deaths per 100,000 live births.
Nor has there been a significant change in the rates of infant mortality. In 2008, there were 25.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. In 2018, the figure was 22.5.
If you're unfamiliar with the Philippines check out the film Motherland. It's a documentary about the world's busiest maternity hospital and the politics surrounding women's health. https://g.co/kgs/gPikVW