A Country that Kidnaps Children is Sick Indeed

I used to wonder how people could be locked up in concentration camps. I used to drop my jaw in awe at the idea that friends and neighbors would turn someone in to a corrupt government for nothing but abiding by their conscience or their religious belief. I used to think with disbelief about how a person could look into securing false paperwork to escape a country headed down a dark path.

I no longer wonder.

My own trials aside, I am heartbroken for an even greater injustice.

I have friends who had their children kidnapped from them by the faceless “state.” Their six children were taken for no reason but being “different.” They keep kosher, observe the sabbath and birth and school their kids at home. They have no criminal record and the charges brought against them by the state did not stick.

I knew this family before their drama with the state. Their children are beautiful, loved and cared for. Even the state agrees they are.

But the public doesn’t believe it. It is apparently too hard to wrap your head around the idea that the state has the power to remove children from their parents for no good reason. It is too painful to consider that children might be traumatized for profit. It is too difficult to entertain the thought that OUR state… the one that we all grew up thinking was so “good” and “free” would do something so evil we can’t even acknowledge it exists.

How do you console a mother who weeps for her babies? How do you fight for her in such an odd battle where nobody wants to join in the difficult task for taking on these bullies?

What kind of country do we live in that we turn a blind eye when a good mother is begging to have her babies returned and is denied access to them for no reason, despite a court order to have them returned?

I used to wonder how the German people could say they didn’t know about the concentration camps. I now wonder how United States citizens can sit idly by and allow CPS to have the kind of unchecked and corrupt power it does. Only our children are the ones to suffer. What kind of future will they champion, being ripped from the families who love them, adopted out so a local CPS office can gain 4 grand for their sale?

Will we sit idly by while the state drives mothers insane by murdering the most sacred space of their hearts and then declares her insanity as the very reason her children were ripped from her?

Will you turn a deaf ear to her cry? All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

Stand for liberty now in peacetime. I don’t care that our government isn’t as corrupt as some… I want the kind of freedom NOW that I will wish I had during the deep tyranny that may come.

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About supportmidwifekatiemccall

Katie McCall was born at Pomona Valley Hospital in Southern California by scheduled c-section as a frank breech due to the current medical system insistence that breeches should always be delivered that way. Katie's father's family was filled with teachers, her mother's family was filled with healers. It is no surprise then, that she went on to have her own two children and spend her adult life involved in a combination of teaching and healing through midwifery, childbirth education, doula work and serving families in Southern California. Katie attended USC for her general education and then went on to study with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth to become a certified childbirth educator. Shortly thereafter, she certified as a birth doula (labor assistant) with the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. Katie was also mentored through a pregnancy and birth support business called The Birth Connection in Glendale, CA, which Katie later purchased and expanded to include a 1500 square foot education facility, retail store and birthing center. She enrolled in midwifery school and apprenticed with the midwives who ran the birth center as well as with midwives who attended homebirths. She sold her business to pursue her midwifery education full time in 2006 and passed her midwifery (NARM) exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 2008. She went on to gain her Midwifery License from the State of CA Medical Board in 2010. Katie has received supplementary education in lactation to become a lactation educator, vaginal birth after cesarean support, support of sexual abuse survivors, aromatherapy and is neonatal and CPR certified. She assisted over 500 couples through childbirth education and attended over 550 births as of 2011. As a Southern California native, she has a wide range of experience, serving mothers from diverse backgrounds. She believes her job is one of empowering women to develop their own trust and connection with their bodies and their babies during their own unique journey into motherhood. If she has learned anything through her experience with birth, it is that every birth is as different as the women who are laboring. 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. They were aware that she was only a student midwife and that she was unable to secure an overseeing mid View all posts by supportmidwifekatiemccall

3 responses to “A Country that Kidnaps Children is Sick Indeed

  • Ellen

    Beautifully written, Katie! And very motivating!

  • Nancy Martin

    I couldn’t agree more. It is unimaginable that this is happening in this ‘free’ country. As a stranger I have been praying and crying over this family for almost a year…I hope eventually the right person hears and they can be reunited and heal.

  • ELizabeth Freebird

    Thank-you for the post Katie, wow, over 500 births? You’re beyond being a white man’s doctor, you’re a friend of the tribe now.

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