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Rally supports arrested midwife

A northeast Indiana woman’s arrest on charges of illegal midwifery sparked a protest by about 100 people.

Women, men and children gathered Monday at the LaGrange County Courthouse to support Ireena Keeslar of Howe. She was arrested March 31 on a felony charge of practicing midwifery without a license.

The Goshen News and The News-Sun of Kendallville report that Keeslar is the second midwife recently arrested in the county on the charge.

County prosecutor’s office investigator John Parrish said both women had been licensed nurses but let their licenses lapse, making them ineligible to perform midwife services in Indiana.

Many of the women protesting Monday held babies that had been delivered by unlicensed midwives, and some wore T-shirts reading “Liberty for midwifes.”