Following her arrest, Elizabeth complied with the demands of authorities to cease any and all work that may be considered or related to midwifery. Her "horse and buggy" Mennonite friends had nowhere to turn to continue their cultural tradition of home birthing. These women were left with almost no options and several unattended births took place.
Authorities have dragged out the charges and depleted Elizabeth's savings. They have harassed and stalked her. More than a year later, on December 17, 2019, Elizabeth was indicted on 95 felony charges. She will be due in court as soon as she can secure appropriate financing for her legal representation. Her options for funding are slim and she is contemplating selling her family's home.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Help us fight the broken system. “My body, My choice” only seems to go one way in New York State.
WE NEED TO SUPPORT a woman's right to choose where she births her child and who attends her. We need to stop politicians from having control over decisions that should be made among family.
Don't let this wonderful, caring mother fall victim to the corrupt system. She should not have to sell the home where her children were born and raised.
All donations, of any amount, matter!
If you do not wish to donate online, checks and money orders may be mailed to:
Support for Elizabeth Catlin
PO BOX 13
Dresden, NY 14441
Thank you for your kindness and support!
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- Anna Whetsel Rucker
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