To the Editor:

This is a plea on behalf of our friend and faithful birth attendant, Elizabeth Catlin. Not only does she give wonderful prenatal and postnatal care, but she is also concerned for the mother's well-being, be it physical or emotional, during the pregnancy and birth. Her sympathetic attitude and listening ear has calmed our worry and she have honored our decisions in every way in our three pregnancies and births. All accusations about her exploiting us as Mennonite women are false and we plead that all charges will be dropped. Faithful, compassionate birth attendants like Liz are rare in this community. Please don't take her from us.

DOROTHY NEWSWANGER

Canandaigua

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