Why I (Initially) Said NO! To Home Birth: A Dad’s Journey

The answer all of us, at some point, have given without further discussion: NO! Why is that? My best assessment is because it’s easy. It’s the path of least resistance. Instead of stepping outside of our comfort zone, we resign ourselves to the fact that it’s just easier to avoid or disregard the issue at hand. Now, this answer is perhaps the single most negative syllable in our language and it is certainly the most complex to dissect, because there…

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House Health & Welfare Hearing Recap

Our house bill, HB 578, was before the House Health & Welfare Committee today. We were anticipating a vote, but late yesterday afternoon our bill was modified to being heard for “discussion only” today, meaning no vote was taken. We had great turnout from supporters from across the state, and legislators took notice! There were many positive comments. You can watch the testimony from today here starting at 1:08:14.  

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Update for February 8, 2016

When navigating a bill through the legislative process, there is more to be done than contact legislators (although that is a huge part!).  Another major part of the process is communication with other groups and organizations that may have an interest in the bill.  SB85 is no exception to this. Beginning in November 2015 when a draft of our bill became available, our lobbyists began sharing the draft with other organizations for their feedback.  Some organizations were quick to respond,…

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