But Sarah is saying that the hospital for her is a risky situation, and has been for members of her family. Home birth is really the "old way" -- and statistically, one has a greater chance of having problems with a hospital birth (as she did before) than even with a VBAC).
I do not enjoy contradicting people here, and I know that what you are saying is sound in certain regards. I have thought about what I personally would do in Sarah's situation and I still think that given her parity and the likelihood that she will deliver more quickly, and the fact that the hospital forced her into a risky situation last time around (by reversing her child's progress in the birth canal and then performing a section, which has been tremendously traumatic for her) -- well, I would feel safer at home if I were she. The chance of her suture site rupturing is less than the chance of complications from another section (which would also increase the possibility of future problems with repeated sections if she wants another child).
I think a nearby hospital is a great thing in true emergency, but I also think to suggest that a home birth is somehow risky is falling prey to the logic of those that got her in this situation in the first place.