Mary Kathryn

The Lasley family with Gov. Bevin

Kids at the Capitol

When home birthed babies grow into home birthed kids, the opportunities for legislative involvement and advocacy grow, too! During the 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions, not only did babes in arms come to Frankfort but older home birthed kids and siblings attended as well. These children were present at our committee hearings, participated in meetings with legislators, and some even served as legislative pages for a day! Both the Kentucky House of Representative and State Senate have legislative page programs.  You…

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Online Auction 2016 – Call for Donations

It’s Auction Time! Donations requested by September 15. Our most popular annual fundraiser is BACK! The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition will hold our fourth annual online fundraising auction October 1 – 8, 2016.  Proceeds from the online auction will provide a major funding source for our advocacy during the 2017 Kentucky legislative session.  We made substantial progress in 2016 toward our goal to license Certified Professional Midwives.  In 2015 our auction raised over $5,600. We are proud to invite you…

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Recap of Joint Interim L&O Meeting

On Friday, June 10, the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition was invited to present to the Joint Interim Committee on Licensing and Occupations. This committee is comprised of legislators who sit on the Licensing and Occupations Committees in both the House and Senate. During the interim period when the legislature is not in session, committees from both chambers meet jointly to learn about issues that will be presented in the coming session. About a dozen home birth supporters were present as…

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