California Medical Board: Drop the case against Brenda Capps, a traditional midwife
  • Petitioned California Medical Board

This petition was delivered to:

Majida Ibrahim, Senior Investigator, Office of Safe Medicine
California Medical Board
President, CA Medical Board
Sharon Levine
District Attorney
Lisa Green
Vice President, CA Medical Board
Gerrie Schipske
California Governor
California State Senate
California State House

California Medical Board: Drop the case against Brenda Capps, a traditional midwife

    1. Callie Foulk
    2. Petition by

      Callie Foulk

      Santa Clara, UT

Brenda Capps was arrested in California on November 15th for "Practicing Medicine Without A License" after 22 years of faithful service to women throughout California. Each family who hired her, knew with full disclosure that she was not a licensed Midwife, and many families hired her BECAUSE of that fact. Brenda did nothing wrong and is being unfairly prosecuted. This is an issue of basic reproductive freedom for all women in California.


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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rachana Shivam MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      It is a mother's right to have the people she wants for her birth support.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      Every day we hear about the dangers of cancer, heart disease and AIDS. But how many of us realize that, in much of the world, the act of giving life to a child is still the biggest killer of women of child-bearing age?

      -- Liya Kebede

      * The message of our campaign is "Make every mother and child count". This campaign is not just about health. It is also a powerful call for radical progress in women's rights and the rights of their children. Too often, the health of mothers and children does not count. In too many parts of the world, they are forgotten.

      -- Liya Kebede

    • Elizabeth Marcos LONG BEACH, CA
      • 12 months ago

      I have never met Mrs. Capps, but support the practice of midwifery and believe they should be equally recognized and respected for being one of the most important advocates for women and babies! They believe in the health and safety of the mother and baby before any other superficial legal boundary or insurance claim.

    • Aaron Smith ANDERSON, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If i remember right the USA was a free country and by her help people is not a crime, under her constitutional right their was no victim or foul play of the matter it's a he say's she say's case. Drop the case against Brenda Capps, Or Media will have a field day with this ill make sure...

    • Henry Fisk SACRAMENTO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me mainly because my girlfriend and I had a home-birth with both a licensed midwife and a non-midwife and we felt like it was perfectly safe and comfortable. I support you Brenda Capps


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