I've written about this legislation before, but it's time to write about it again. Stillbirth legislation has been introduced to Congress (again--I don't really understand why the "again," but such are the mysteries of our government). Information on the bills can be found at the First Candle website; an excerpt is here:
First Candle is pleased to announce that the Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education and Awareness Act of 2009 was filed on July 14 by Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ. A companion bill was filed in the House by Frank Pallone, Jr., D-NJ-6. This bill would improve the collection of critical data to determine the causes of stillbirth, SIDS and SUID, increase education and awareness about how to prevent these tragedies in the future and expand support services for families who have experienced a stillbirth, SIDS or SUID loss.
We need to have letters written within the next week to members of Congress in support of finding the causes and preventing stillbirths. Please, write a letter and pass this information on to friends and family so we can make a difference for parents--and babies--everywhere.
26,000 babies stillborn in the U.S. every year are 26,000 too many.