Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Scripps Encinitas Hospital
Street: 354 Santa Fe Dr.
City/Town: Encinitas, CA
As of Friday May 7, Dr. Robert Biter's privileges to deliver at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas have been suspended. The hospital refuses to give a reason, and Dr. Biter is legally unable to comment at this time.
Dr. Biter is a Board Certified, capable obstetrician gynecologist, who is famous in the community for his dedication to his patients and commitment to natural childbirth. He does not cut episiotomies or rush his patients off to the operating room for Cesaerean. Dr. Biter is a physician who truly cares about his patients and respects their birth plans.
The suspension of Dr. Biter's privileges has left hundreds of pregnant women without a doctor. It is also part of something bigger. The 'medical' establishment is fighting hard to remove our rights to birth naturally, peacefully and without unnecessary intervention. Midwives have recently been barred in North Carolina, California and Ohio, and the closing of St. Vincent's hospital in New York City left midwives without a hospital backup, as required by law for them to practice.
We must stand up for our rights and act now. We will not be bullied or fearfully forced into birthing according to what the 'medical' establishment deems best. It is our right as women and mothers to choose our birth place and our care providers.
This Friday, May 14, join Ricki Lake, Anna Getty and many others who support choices in childbirth. We will be peacefully rallying in front of Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas in support of Dr. Robert Biter.
Please wear green to represent peace, nature & eco-consciousness, which are all things Dr. Biter supports.
Please bring signs that read:
Bring Dr. Biter Back!
Bring Biter Back!
How is this Mother-Baby Friendly?
This is NOT Mother-Baby Friendly behavior!
Hey Chief of Staff! Bring Biter Back!
Shame on MacCormick-Chief of Staff!
Please bring 5 of your closest friends or family members!
Can't make it? Here's what you can do from home:
Write letters to Dr. Ron MacCormick, demanding that Dr. Biter be reinstated immediately.
Please direct letters to:
Dr. Ronald MacCormick
Chief of Staff
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
and cc them to:
Mr. Chris Van Gorder
President & CEO Scripps Health
4275 Campus Point Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Please also send a digital copy to:
Sign the online petition at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bringbiterback/