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Petitioning The Nebraska Legislature and 2 others

Allow CNMs to Attend Nebraska's Home Births! Support LB 712!

The passage of this bill will strike from Nebraska statutes the words that currently make attending a home birth a felony for Certified Nurse-Midwives.

Nebraska and Alabama are the only two states which criminalize this service. The 48 other states, Puerto Rico, and Canada all take advantage of this option rather than prohibit it. 

In the past five years 413 babies have be born at home in Nebraska- none of these parents have had the option to hire a licensed care provider to attend them at home.

It is imperative that Nebraska's legislators understand that Nebraska's home births deserve access to, not protection from Certified Nurse-Midwives.

Letter to
The Nebraska Legislature
The Health and Human Services Committee
The Governor of Nebraska
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Nebraska Legislature.

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Please pass LB 712

The passage of this bill will strike from our statutes the words that currently make attending a home birth a felony for a Certified Nurse-Midwife.

Nebraska is one of two states which criminalize this potential service.

In the past five years 413 babies have be born at home- none of these parents have had the option of hiring a licensed care provider to attend them.

It is imperative that Nebraska's legislators understand that Nebraska's home births deserve access to, not protection from Certified Nurse-Midwives.
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Sincerely,