As virtually the entire North Carolina legislature now knows, NaturalNews readers have been loudly condemning the lawmakers there over the recent "stealth bill" SB 31 which introduced new language that would transform homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists and midwives into criminal felons.
It all hinges, you see, on the definition of "practicing medicine" without a license. SB 31 reads:
Any person who practices medicine or surgery without being duly licensed and registered... shall be guilty of a Class I felony.
The pushers of this onerous bill have contacted NaturalNews with the claim that this is only meant to "harmonize" the penalties for in-state violators versus out-of-state violators of North Carolina law. But what they utterly fail to admit is the simple truth that makes this law a shining example of the medical police state hard at work.'