I'm sorry that your friend had a scary experience. While I am glad that this petition brings you peace, I want to share a different perspective. I've seen this language before and it was used to try to prevent CPMs from practicing in favor of only allowing CNMs (who often practice very differently). The phrasing about getting rid of NARM is a particular red flag about the aims of this petition. Why does CPM vs. CNM matter? In my state, for example, a CNM can only work under the supervision of an OB and not with their own autonomy. While that doesn't have to mean a different style of care, it certainly can. The homebirth CNMs in my area practice very differently than CPMS. For example, not allowing water birth. Additionally, the cost of carrying malpractice could very well make CPM midwife fees even more daunting than what they are now, which is frequently 100% out-of-pocket for anyone who doesn't have out-of-network insurance benefits. Right now, phrasing almost identical to what is in this link is being used to try to shut down an emerging bill in Maryland that would finally expand the extremely limited birth rights that these women have. While CNM home births are allowed in MD, almost none offer this service, which means home birth is not a true option. Expanding to allow CPMs, who are ready and waiting both in MD as well as neighboring DC and VA, will actually allow people to legally live out what should be a basic right.