Certified Professional Midwives are practicing homebirths legally in only about half of the U.S. A bill just passed the Senate in Indiana to begin licensure for CPMs but unfortunately it did not happen before the rise in arrests of CPMs in the last few years. Midwife Carol Velasquez is the latest Hoosier arrest and has been charged with 13 counts of unlawful practice of medicine and 4 counts of obtaining or procuring a legend drug: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/midwife-carol-velasquez-faces-17-felony-charges#
The prosecutor in the case insists that she is not attacking homebirths or midwives, just this particular midwife.
Velasquez supporters are not convinced and rally outside the courthouse during her hearings.
How do you feel about both the licensing of midwives and the rise in their recent arrests?