Governor Paterson of NY, we understand your counsel is advising you against the Midwifery Modernization Act, but we are asking you to please allow it to go through without signing it. This way he does not need to oppose his counsel or his constituents. CALL NOW! 518-474-8390. He is due to veto it today.

From NYT article on subject:

So to Ms. Paulin, New York’s requirement that midwives have a “written practice agreement” with a doctor or hospital seems like an unnecessary hurdle.

A week ago, a bill that would repeal that requirement breezed through Assembly and Senate committees, and its champions expected it to pass the full Legislature within days. Then it hit heavy opposition from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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