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To: [address removed]
Subject: [homebirth-65] another action alert
Date: Sun, 1 Mar[masked]:25:42 -0500
Greetings home birth supporters.
I just got this message recently from the Coalition for Illinois Midwifery. I thought you all would be interested--the FIGHT to legalize homebirth midwives is getting REALLY HOT. It is make or break time here in Illinois. I am planning on going down to Springfield on Tuesday (AGAIN) with my two year old. Come along!
Also, I am looking for EVERYONE in Harry Osterman's ward who supports the bill (YOU, your mother, your husband, your sister) to give me their name and address so I can add it to a list that I am taking to show him how big of a deal this is to those in his district (Rogers Park, Uptown, parts of Edgewater, Andersonville, etc.) So, send me your address and name and those of interested friends at [address removed] and I will help represent your interest.
Information on the rallyl and bill below.
We have an extremely urgent message. PLEASE DROP ALL YOUR PLANS AND
HEAD TO THE STATE CAPITOL NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009!
@ We cannot overstate how important this is. @
The Home Birth Safety Act (HB 226), which will license Certified
Professional Midwives (CPMs) for home birth, is going to be heard in
the Health Care Availability Access Committee next Tuesday, March, 3,
2009, at 4pm. This will either be the beginning of a great era or the
final chapter in our decades long efforts to pass a CPM licensure
law. The next time after this year to introduce a viable bill will be
years from now, so we must make our best efforts now.
We have gone down every possible avenue over the past few years, to
get as much support as possible, and even reached agreement with our
state's nursing groups. We have built a strong coalition with many
state groups including Illinois Public Health Association, Illinois
Maternal Child Health Coalition, Health and Medicine Policy Research
Group, and Health and Disability Advocates, among others. We've even
managed to get our bill placed in a better committee. So it all comes
down to this: will we make it out the House Health Care Availability
Access Committee, or will our bill die?
We have just received word from our people on the ground in
Springfield that individual doctors have been traveling to
Springfield to lobby against our bill. A lot of them. And they are
making an impression. This is unprecedented in Illinois and even
across the whole country that large numbers of individual doctors are
actually going to the state capitol to lobby against a CPM licensure
bill. So please PLEASE if you value home birth and want the option
available for your future pregnancies or for your daughters in the
years to come, then make it your number one priority to come to
Springfield, Illinois next Tuesday, March 3, 2009!
We need EVERYONE to take a vacation day or call in sick, pull your
kids out of school, and bring your sister, your best friend and your
mother to Springfield that day to pack the hallways and the hearing
room! We have to show Illinois legislators that the people of
Illinois need access to licensed midwives!
Please forward this message to everyone you know and ask them to do
See you there!
See our latest updates at http://homebirthishealthy.blogspot.com !
To look up your Illinois state representative visit http://
and click on the By Address tab.
Colette M. Bernhard
Legislative Chair, Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
Vice-President, Illinois Families for Midwifery
(773)[masked] - office
(773)[masked] - cell
manda aufochs gillespie
1140 w. farwell #2w
chicago, il 60626
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