Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Twelve years ago today

Twelve years ago today, I was snuggling my newborn, my oldest son, after a wonderful home birth with a CPM.

Twelve years ago today, women where I live in Illinois had a wide choice of CPMs for a home birth.

Twelve years ago today, CPMs worked together with nurse-midwives, forming a network of midwives that home birth families in my community could trust.

Today, there are none.

Today, in the midst of this legislative flurry, we must raise several thousand dollars. Please give TODAY to the Coalition for Illinois Midwifery, so that women and families in Illinois will have access to CPMs tomorrow.

To donate on-line via PayPal, visit http://illinoismidwifery.org/ and click on the PayPal Donate button in the lower left.

To donate by check, make it out to CFIM
Vicki Johnson
Coalition for Illinois Midwifery
6092 Torchlite Trl.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Standard disclaimers: (1) By tomorrow we mean in the near future, at some time to be determined by the state of Illinois when licenses will be issued. (2) Contributions made to the Coalition for Illinois Midwifery are not tax deductible.

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