Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Guest Entry - Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

I was asked to help raise awareness about a petition regarding legislation about postpartum depression & am copy-pasting from the letter I received from Susan Dowd Stone:

I am writing to ask that you post the following link on your websites. It is an online petition to support passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. A companion bill passed in the House of Representatives last fall to a nearly unanimous bipartisan vote! Democratic Senators Obama and Clinton both support this legislation along with Republican Senators including Olympia Snowe of Maine. Please help us gain our target goal of 100,000 signatures for this petition.

After just one week, we have generated 10,000 and the petition will remain active throughout May, during which time it will be marked up for review. This bill calls for research to help determine the etiology and best treatments for perinatal mood disorders which will affect 800,000 women next year... and this figure does NOT include women whose babies are stillborn, miscarriage or other vulnerabilities such as adoptive parents, single parents.. stakeholders for this legislation are anyone who has ever been a mother or a child!!

We Need Your Help Now! We Must Speak Out in Full Support of Postpartum Depression (PPD) Legislation NOW.

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1 comment:

Aurelia said...

Oh, excellent, you should pass this on to Mel for the Lost and Found and for her blog!