Massachusetts Midwifery Bill needs your help

Our friends over at the Big Push for Midwives sent an action alert about a midwifery bill that is close to passing in Massachusetts. The details are below, and if you are in MA, lend a hand by calling your representatives today. The session ends tomorrow!

Good news!!! We are steps away from getting the midwifery bill—that so many of us have worked on for so long—passed this legislative session, which ends THIS SATURDAY, 31 July.

Even if you have already done so, please call and/or email your OWN Mass Rep. today, tomorrow, or any day you can this week, asking them to reach out to Speaker DeLeo to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote and to help pass the bill THIS SESSION.

Please note the bill, is now known as House 4810: An Act Relative to Certified Professional Midwives and Enhancing the Practice of Nurse-Midwives.

Who’s your rep? You can find them at the following link: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

Text of the bill can be found at the following link: http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/ht04/ht04810.htm

Thank you again to the whole coalition for all of your excellent work. We could not have come this far without everyone’s expertise, experience, passion, and all the good work you are already doing to address this critical issue.

Keep the pressure on!!!
Ann Sweeney
President, Mass Friends of Midwives (MFOM)
www.mfom.org
617-901-2777

Take action today!

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2 thoughts on “Massachusetts Midwifery Bill needs your help

  1. JMT July 30, 2010 / 11:54 am

    Thank you for posting! I sent emails to my rep and to the speaker. I have never done that before. What a rush!

  2. reproductiverites August 3, 2010 / 11:48 am

    Alas, this bill did not make it through before the end of the legislative session. But it will be reintroduced in the fall, so people who are interested should keep an eye on Mass Friends of Midwives.

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