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Wendi's Legal Defense Fund

Organized by: Wendi Cleckner

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THE STORY:

If you have not read last years story of my court battle with AZDHS please go hear and entertain yourself. http://www.rightsforhomebirth.org/the-first-round-in-court

Though that battle has come and gone a new battle still rages on. Basically the same exact story, just hit replay. Yes, I land in court again because I support my clients autonomy to make good and healthy decisions for their own body and their own baby. I am in court again because I do not believe in bogging down our healthcare system with healthy and stable people. I am in court again because I do not believe calling 911 for someone who is saying do not call 911, I am fine.

My case has already gone through the lower courts and surprise surprise AZDHS said we don't care what the courts say we are still going to suspend you. We are now in appeals and all the costs are increasing with everyday that goes by. As you may or may not know, midwives do not make a whole lot of money. Most of us can not even live on what we make. We rely on partners or second jobs to actually live. So when extra costs, like fighting for our livelihood, come up it is nearly impossible to do. So here I am humbling asking for your support.

Ultimately I fight for every family out there wanting a safe homebirth with a licensed provider. I fight for every mother who does not want to go into the hospital after a beautiful homebirth when there is absolutely NO NEED. I fight for every midwife who just wants to do her job and be respected and a competent healthcare provider. I fight for my license. I want to keep serving my families and helping to create a community of likeminded individuals that want sacred and safe birth outside a facility.

I am asking for gifts of $5, $10, $50, $100, $1000. My lawyer is beyond amazing and is tirelessly working her tail off to support all the midwives at a very discounted rate but there is still court and filing and transcription and and and and....

This GoFundMe is for me personally. There are other GoFundMe for other individual midwives, with their own individual costs. If you want to help others as well see - https://www.gofundme.com/v6ed63kk

Some of you may know about the lawsuit AAM and certain individuals have brought against AZDHS to stop this madness. If you want to support that effort please go here - https://www.crowdrise.com/RightsforHomebirthAZ/fundraiser/AAMlegalfund And stay tuned as there are many court dates coming up so updates will happen.

I fight with you because we are stronger together. Thank you for your support!

$1,030

 

13% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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  • Mary Lou Singleton

    $50

  • Pam Rubin

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ashley Wain

    $50

  • Tracy Elliott Loper

    $50

  • Jetta Anderson

    $175

  • Shana

    $25

  • Kathy Scarbrough

    $25

  • Addie, Jeremiah, and Neo

    $100

  • Sage Leyba

    $50

  • Crystal Pena

    $50

  • Michelle Davidson

    $50

  • Blue Russ

     

  • Jenny Larson, CPM

    $100

  • Kerri Christie

     

  • Hope Pack

    $25

  • NansheOnEarth

    $10

  • Sarah

    $20

  • Brenda and Jimmy

    $50

  • The Schotts

     

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Donor Comments

The Schotts

The Schotts

1 year ago

Brenda and Jimmy

Brenda and Jimmy

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

NansheOnEarth

NansheOnEarth

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Hope Pack

Hope Pack

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kerri Christie

Kerri Christie

Thank you for fighting. 1 year ago

Jenny Larson, CPM

Jenny Larson, CPM

DONATION: $100

For all you do, it is for all of us to move forward, thank you! 1 year ago

Blue Russ

Blue Russ

1 year ago

Michelle Davidson

Michelle Davidson

DONATION: $50

With gratitude for my own home birth! 1 year ago

Crystal Pena

Crystal Pena

DONATION: $50

<3 1 year ago

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