At least, it might be.  A bill recently passed the house that very specifically makes non-CNM midwifery illegal.  In 1972, (three years after they started licensing CNMs) a bill was passed declaring Mississippi to be a legal state for direct entry midwives.  I only heard about it today, and I gather that there aren't that many CNMs in the state anyway (ie. not enough to cover the population) so I wonder who is driving this legislation.  I suppose it could be the medical community that knows there aren't many CNMs, so this is really a move against all midwives, I'm not sure.

Unfortunately, unlike lots of other bills Rep. Holland introduced, (my favorite is the bill to specify the state song) this bill didn't die in committee.

Posted by Jon Daley on February 24, 2010, 2:02 pm | Read 6732 times
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That is definitely bad news. :( Let's hope someone stops it before it becomes law.

Posted by SursumCorda on February 24, 2010, 3:08 pm

Holland also co-authored a bill "TO REQUIRE EACH LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD TO ADOPT A SEX-RELATED EDUCATION POLICY TO IMPLEMENT ABSTINENCE-ONLY OR ABSTINENCE-PLUS EDUCATION INTO ITS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT'S CURRICULUM" - which I suppose would also make Mississippi a backward state in some eyes...

Posted by Stephan on February 25, 2010, 12:35 am

Googling "backward" and "mississippi" turned up this post. Interesting, since I may be working here soon. :-)

Posted by Nick Fitzkee on February 2, 2011, 6:12 am
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