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Congressman Bobby L. Rush writes about Melanie Blocker Stokes

Congressman Rush’s moving article in the Huffington Post about Carol Blocker and her daugher, Melanie Blocker Stokes Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby L. Rush announce celebration of postpartum depression legislation passage

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby L. Rush to celebrate passage of historic postpartum depression legislation in Washington DC, May 6, 2010 Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression Legislation Becomes the Law of the Land!!

Tonight’s historic passage of Healthcare Reform also makes history for America’s mothers as language from The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes LAW!!! Finally, the plight of millions of American women, infants and families has been acknowledged and the tide … Continue reading

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Time Magazine and The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Time Magazine article fails to deliver objective view of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act 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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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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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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