Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Senator Chuck Graham

Senator Chuck Graham has effectively and quickly made it to the top of my poo list. He has consistently blocked the Midwifery bill for a long time now and it needs to STOP!! I don't know why he is so dead set against women's rights, but he is....
He has brought up some of the dumbest arguments I've heard yet. Of course, there's the same old stand by - safety - even though ALL the research points to Midwifery. Yes, there is no evidence whatsoever to support the theory that hospital birth is safer than a planned homebirth with a Midwife. There is research that shows the opposite, however, this doesn't matter to Graham. Then there's the training issue. According to Graham, in order to become a Midwife, I only have to take an internet course and bam, I'm good. Well, sorry to disappoint you Mr. Graham, but again you're way wrong...He said at a recent filibuster he researched the requirements for becoming a Certified Professional Midwife and couldn't find any. He said that NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) didn't have any information on their training-well, duh! They don't provide the training, only the testing!! If you look up the SAT's or ACT's, they don't tell you about schooling because they're not a school-only a test.
Wake up and smell the coffee beans Chuck!!! This is a vital issue and those of us you're stomping on will not go away...We'll keep coming back year after year and we'll do our best to make sure you don't get re-elected. We may not have the big bucks like Dr.'s but we DO VOTE!

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