Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Online Advocacy for Stillbirth and SUID

I have posted this before and I will keep posting it until something happens. First Candle and the CJ Foundation for SIDS are partnering to have House bills HR3212 and S1445 implemented into national law in the U.S.

This is the Stillbirth and SUID Prevention Education and Awareness Act. This bill would "standardize investigations of stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant/childhood deaths up to age 4, create a national registry for these tragedies, track risk factors, fund public health messages and provide grief support services for families affected." (from First Candle's website)

Please go to First Candle's site and use their Online Advocacy form to write letters to members of Congress who have the ability to pass this into law and make a difference for the thousands upon thousands of parents who will experience a stillbirth in years to come.

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