Category Archives: women’s health issues

Valley Hospital Hosts Menendez Press Conference on The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

This morning I was pleased to join U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey, Audrey Meyers, President of Valley Hospital, Dr. Fred Rezvani, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Sylvia Lasalandra, author of A Daughter’s … Continue reading

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The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition endorses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Today we were notified that this prolific, well directed and worthy organization has endorsed S 324, bringing another solid vote for life-saving services for mothers, infants and families suffering from perinatal mood disorders. The Coalition is calling for a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Menendez, Author of Legislation to Combat Postpartum Depression, Applauds Grassroots Show of Force on Blog Day

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez applauds grass roots effort by nation wide bloggers to advocate for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act the week of April 20, 2009 Continue reading

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Bloggers prepare to raise their voices for The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

On Monday, April 20th, bloggers and websites across the country will be advocating for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act by writing, blogging and sending alerts asking their visitors to: Call your Senator! to express your support … Continue reading

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Brooke Shields Supports The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Nearly two years ago, on May 11th, 2007, at the invitation of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, actress and author Brooke Shields came to Washington DC to share her postpartum experience and urge Congress to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS … Continue reading

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The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes a shaky platform for frustrated anti-pharma faction

In this time of focus on healthcare reform, there are many reasons to educate yourself about legislation presented to Congress – especially when it comes to healthcare for new mothers and infants – our nation’s most critical social dyad. This … Continue reading

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Letter from Mary Jo Codey in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Mary Jo Codey is the former First Lady of New Jersey and a survivor of postpartum depression. Her husband is NJ State Senate President Richard Codey, former Acting Governor (twice) of New Jersey. Few couples in the political arena have … Continue reading

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Historic Texas bill proposes jail time limits for infanticide caused by postpartum psychosis

Representative Jessica Farrar (D-TX) has introduced a new bill to the Texas Legislature which could limit jail time for mothers who commit infanticide while suffering from postpartum psychosis. While adoption of this historic bill would not replace or affect the … Continue reading

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N.O.W. endorses the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Just heard from Kim Gandy this afternoon, (NOW’s very dynamic president), that they have endorsed The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. This is great news and adds a constituent base of 250,000 people to our collective voice. National Organization for … Continue reading

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) endorses the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!!

This week, I was thrilled to recieve word from NASW’s national office in DC, that they are officially endorsing The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act, leading the way for state chapters to also begin working locally on growing constituent and … Continue reading

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