In North Carolina the medical industry has lobbied for and successfully made it virtually impossible for parents to give birth at home with a midwife. North Carolina is one of only five states where a midwife must be under a physician's supervision when delivering a baby, and the majoirty of all physicians require this to take place in the hospital. This erronious practice was highlighted this week in Asheville when a midwife, Tina (Rowan) Bailey, was arrested and charged with murder after a mother she was caring for delivered a stillborn baby. The law in which the District Attorney is trying to proscecute her on was modeled after a federal law that George W. Bush signed into law in 2004 which allowed for double murder charges to be brought if a pregnany woman was murdered. It is unprescented to charge a midwife for murder for a baby lost in childbirth.
If we allow uIf w allow one midwife to be tried and convicted for murder, where will it stop? The corporations are attacking our liberties and right to choose how we give birth. The midwife community is raising money to help Rowan meet the $15,000 goal to get released on bail and hire an attorney. They are over $8,000 already in two day. If you can help this midwife who has cared for hundreds of babies and stop this corporate takeover of our liberties, please see the link below about donating. Thank you!