Imprisoned for “Unlicensed Midwifery,” Fleeing California for New Hampshire

This is a powerful story of injustice and one woman’s refusal to stand for it:

On August 17th, 2011 Katharine “Katie” McCall, a licensed midwife, was convicted of practicing medicine with out a license for a 2007 birth she assisted as a student. The charge arose from a home birth where Katie’s supervising midwife could not arrive because she was at another birth. Instead of leaving the family to birth unassisted, Katie stayed. She recommended that the family transfer to the hospital and the family refused.

She was imprisoned. After being released, she decided to move from California to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project and is blogging the move.

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