In less than a day and a half this petition has garnered 525 signatures. It was so encouraging to wake up this morning to see that 100 individuals had signed overnight. Nebraska Friends of Midwives increased its petition goal from 500 to 600 around noon, and has realized that it is time to adjust again!
When we began the petition we thought 500 would be a stretch, but we stand corrected.
Our new goal is 1000 signatures. Please continue to share the petition and to tell others that this change is important to you.
As one of LB 712's supporters shared on her Facebook wall: "Signing this does not mean you have children, you want to have children, you want a home birth, or you want to use/have used midwifery care. Signing this just means that you believe that women in Nebraska should be able have a highly trained at their births IF they choose to give birth at home."
Home birth in Nebraska needs access to, not protection from Certified Nurse-Midwives.