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Who Owns The Dead? (The New Republic)

Originally Published: The New Republic • June 25, 2015

“We didn’t have to get in the car, go to the [funeral parlor] in our fancy clothes, and have our grief in the packaged amount of time,” said Beth Barbeau, 52, one of the death midwife’s clients, who cared for her dead mother, Sharon Bailey, at home for two and a half days before she was cremated in a cardboard casket that Barbeau’s young sons decorated. Read more...