Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act passes in the U.S. House of Representatives

Yesterday, March 30th, 2009 in the early evening hours, Congressman Bobby Rush succeeded in gaining nearly unanimous consensus among our Congressional leaders to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. In a vote of 391 – 8, your representatives overwhelming … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Plea to pass postpartum depression legislation. Carol Blocker writes to the Chicago Sun Times

Today, March 30th, 2009, a letter appeared in The Chicago Sun Times. The letter was from Carol Blocker, mother of Melanie Blocker Stokes. Melanie was the beautiful, intelligent, successful, warm, and lovely mother of Sommer Skye the precious baby girl … 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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Jenny’s Light endorses the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Yesterday, received the great news from Randy Gibbs, Executive Director of Jenny’s Light, brother of Jennifer Gibbs and uncle of Graham Gibbs, that this amazing organization is endorsing the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. Based in Minnesota, Jenny’s Light is … 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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Sign the petition in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Online petition for The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act – please add your voice through a letter to your Congressman or U.S. Senator today!! Continue reading

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More Progress on The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

visit the main website www.perinatalpro.com   The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act moves forward again!   Yesterday, thanks to the consistent advocacy of Congressman Bobby L. Rush, in the U. S. House of Representatives,  The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act … Continue reading

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The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act moves forward!

Legislation scheduled to be marked up in Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, March 4th. Continue reading

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