Powerful speech on home birth in Massachusetts: equity, access, and transforming the maternity care system

“It is not equitable for a profession that has so much to offer vulnerable populations to be accessible only to those who can pay out of pocket or take on thousands in debt… We have a viable opportunity to improve the state of home birth here.” - Diana Snyder at the Boston March for Moms/Improving Birth Sister Rally in Copley Square on May 6, 2018

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Action Alert: Time is running out to get the bill out of the Public Health Committee

The bill is being delayed AGAIN! We need everyone's help today! If the Public Health Committee does not act on this bill soon, we won't have another chance to pass it until 2020. We cannot do this without you. Use our easy tool to e-mail your state legislators. (Takes 1 minute.) Or, keep reading for details on how to MAKE 2 CALLS NOW for safe and accessible maternity care options in Massachusetts.

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Leading health, civil rights, and midwifery organizations support HB1189/SB1206

The following organizations dedicated to human rights, social justice, and public health recently renewed their support of HB1189/SB1206: ACLU MA, American College of Nurse Midwives, Amnesty International USA, Bay State Birth Coalition, Massachusetts League of Women Voters, Mass NOW, Midwives Alliance of North America, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, North American Registry of Midwives, Our Bodies Ourselves, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. Thank you for supporting out-of-hospital birth access and safety!

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Leading health and civil rights organizations renew support for HB1189/SB1206

The following organizations dedicated to human rights, social justice, and public health recently renewed their support of HB1189/SB1206: ACLU MA, Amnesty International USA, Bay State Birth Coalition, Massachusetts League of Women Voters, Mass NOW, Our Bodies Ourselves, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.  Thank you for supporting out-of-hospital birth access and safety!

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