Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mississippi House Bill 695 would OUTLAW Certified Professional Midwives

I used a Certified Profession Midwife (CPM) and had a glorious life-changing Vaginal Birth after Cesarean at home. Mississippi Senators are trying to make them illegal in their state. If you live in Mississippi call your Senators today and tell them that you want CPMs to remain legal.

Issued: February 24, 2010
Do You (or Does Anyone You Know) Live in MISSISSIPPI?


URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED TODAY

Mississippi House Bill 695, which would OUTLAW Certified Professional Midwives and deny women access to their care, needs to be stopped TODAY!

If you live in or have midwifery or doula clients in Mississippi, start making calls and sending emails to your STATE SENATORS ONLY and forward this page to anyone you know who lives in the state (calls can be made to home and office numbers both).

Mississippi residents can find out who their State Senator is here:

http://www.capitolconnect.com/demoassoc1/legislatorsearch.aspx

It is particularly important that members of the Senate Public Health committee (listed below) hear from their constituents, telling them to vote NO on HB 695 and that you do NOT support making Certified Professional Midwives, who are specially trained to deliver babies in out-of-hospital settings, illegal.

The bill, which includes stiff penalties for ANY midwife practicing who is not a nurse-midwife and which repeals the current exemption that midwives have from Mississippi’s medical practice act, has already sailed through the Mississippi House, so urgent action is needed TODAY.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2010/pdf/history/HB/HB0695.xml


Hob Bryan, Chair (It is especially urgent that Senator Bryan hear from his constituents—please spread the word to anyone you know who lives in District 7 to start making calls)
District 7 - Itawamba, Lee, Monroe

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 212 D
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3234

Home:
P. O. Box 75
Amory, MS 38821
(662)256-9989 (H)
(662)256-9601 (W)


Bob M. Dearing
District 37 - Adams, Amite, Franklin, Pike

Contact Information
:
Capitol:
Room: 215 B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3244

Home:
305 Melrose-Motebello Parkway
Natchez, MS 39120
(601)442-0486 (H)
(601)446-7651 (W)
(601)446-7651 (F)

Email:
bdearing@senate.ms.gov

Hillman Terome Frazier
District 27 - Hinds

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 213 E
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3453

Home:
2066 Queensroad Avenue
Jackson, MS 39213
(601)982-1871 (H)
(601)359-5957 (F)

Email:
hfrazier@senate.ms.gov

John Horhn
District 26 - Hinds, Madison

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 212 B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-6217

Home:
P.O. Box 2030
Jackson, MS 39225
(601)362-1045 (H)
(601)362-4285 (W)

Email:
jhorhn@senate.ms.gov

Cindy Hyde-Smith
District 39 - Lawrence, Lincoln, Simpson

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 405 B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3246

Home:
400 Cattle Trail, N. W.
Brookhaven, MS 39601
(601)835-3322 (H)

Email:
chydesmith@senate.ms.gov

Kenneth Wayne Jones
District 21 - Attala, Holmes, Madison, Yazoo

Contact Information:
Capitol:
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3232

Home:
232 Boyd Street
Canton, MS 39046
(601)859-3438 (H)
(601)859-8844 (W)

Email:
kjones@senate.ms.gov

Willie Simmons
District 13 - Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 213 A
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3288

Home:
P. O. Box 297
Cleveland, MS 39732
(662)846-7433 (W)

Email:
wsimmons@senate.ms.gov

Bennie L. Turner
District 16 - Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha

Contact Information:
Capitol:
Room: 404 C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3210

Home:
P. O. Drawer 1500
West Point, MS 39773
(662)494-5061 (H)
(662)494-6611 (W)

Email:
bturner@senate.ms.gov

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