Watch the Buisness of Being Born and Pregnant in America, A nation's Miscarriage.
here's the thing. Childbirth is the one time in a marriage where what a women wants, trumps anything their husband/SO says. Only a women can go through childbirth, men are supportive and wonderful during the act but only a women will be emotionally physically scarred by birth trauma sustained in a hospital. I know a lot of women who gave in to their husbands "demands" and wound up with less than ok birth stories because of it. I am not saying that you shouldn't listen to your SO's concerns, but when push comes to shove you have more rights in this area.
Also, there are tons of studies you can show him. Check out Birth is Normal, or Birth Unhindered groups on here. Home births are statistically safer than hospital births. :) You can also find a home birth midwife and do a consult and ask questions. it may ease his mind!
at 9:15 AM on Feb. 18, 2009