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UPdate On Midwives Legislation

Jo Anne L.
bestbirth
Evanston, IL
Post #: 254
Hi all - Thanks to all of you who have pitched in and helped with getting our bill passed in the house. We are on hold for two weeks which gives us a breather. We believe that SB 3712 (Amendment 001. 002) Home Birth Safety Act will be called for a vote in December. In the mean time if you have not had a chance to contact your house representative and ask them to VOTE YES for SB 3712 you can still do it! We are getting significant opposition from the IL Medical Society. Doctors have been calling the police and DCFS on parents who choose home birth and then have to transfer to the hospital for medical attention. One family had their baby taken away last year. They did get it back but imagine the trauma. Please help us get this bill passed to license and regulate certified professional midwives in IL. If you are not sure who your state rep is go to www.ilga.gov and use the Legislator Lookup.

If you need help or have any questions please call me.

Jo Anne Lindberg MEd ABT
BirthLink.com
847-733-8050
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