**WE NEED YOUR HELP: ACOG PUSHING TO BLOCK PENDING MA MIDWIFERY BILL

26 July 2009 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Dear friends and supporters of midwifery,

We learned that yesterday ACOG (American College of OBs and GYNs) issued a legislative alert asking all member doctors to block the pending MA Midwifery Bill, which is being heard on Beacon Hill by the MA Joint Committee for Public Health this Tuesday, 7/28/2009.   This bill, when passed, will create a Board of Midwifery that will set and oversee standards of care for all midwives in Massachusetts.  A link with more information follows later in this post.

ACOG is actively trying to kill the Midwifery Bill, so we need to pull out all the stops to let legislators know we want improved midwifery access.

Please call your MA State Rep. and MA Senator TODAY, tomorrow, Monday, and TUESDAY, letting him/her know this bill is important to you and to urge its passage.  Feel free to call more than once.

It’s important for EVERYONE to call in support of this bill–members of this list but also parents, friends, and colleagues.

***Please pass along this request to everyone you know.***

You can find the name and contact information for your MA Senator and Rep., as well as the bill text (now known as Senate 847) at this following link.

(Please ignore the requests for sponsorship at this link and forgive us for not fully updating this site.)

It’s especially important to call voicing your support for the bill if you live in JP and are a constituent of Rep. Sanchez OR if your Representative or Senator is on the Joint Committee for Public Health.  Committee members and their districts are listed below:

http://www.mass.gov/legis/comm/j16.htm

Members appointed to the committee:

Fargo of Third Middlesex – Chair
Montigny of Second Bristol and Plymouth – Vice-Chair
Buoniconti of Hampden
Chandler of First Worcester
Flanagan of Worcester and Middlesex
Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Sanchez of Boston – Chair
Balser of Newton – Vice-Chair
Toomey of Cambridge
Quinn of Dartmouth
Murphy
of Lowell
Turner of Dennis
Aguiar of Fall River
Brady of Brockton
Lewis of Winchester
Evangelidis of Holden
Humason of Westfield

It only takes a minute or two to make a call and make a difference.

Here’s a sample script:

Hello!  My name is XXX.  I’m a constituent of XXXX’s.  I’m calling today to request that Sen./Rep. XXX support Senate 847, a Bill to Establish a Board of Midwifery. (You may be asked for your name again, as well as for your address and/or phone number).

It’s that simple.

Please call today and help make good birth choices available to all MA women and their families.

Thanks so much for your support!
Ann Sweeney
Mass Friends of Midwives
http://www.mfom.org

***PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL LISTS***

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. sandhya bean  |  30 July 2009 at 9:30 am

    thanks for the push to do this. i contacted senator fargo and left a message with that script. may our voices make a difference!!!!

    Reply

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