Presidential Hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson Ignoring Pleas From Heartbroken Stillbirth Families: MISS Foundation Dramatic Video Tells Stories

04 May, 2007, 01:00 ET from MISS Foundation

    PHOENIX, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Governor and
 presidential hopeful Bill Richardson vetoed the MISSing Angels Bill (SB17)
 after it passed the New Mexico legislature with unanimous support, the MISS
 Foundation vowed to launch an awareness campaign targeted at educating the
 governor so he wholly understands the issue of stillbirth.
     The MISSing Angels Bill helps provide much-needed comfort, dignity, and
 documentation to women and their families experiencing the death of a baby
 just prior to or during birth. All states, including New Mexico, require
 the family to pay for funeral expenses, and a death certificate/report is
 issued after a stillbirth. Yet, some states refuse to offer women the
 choice of a birth certificate. It offers an option to women who give birth
 to loved and wanted babies who die unexpectedly to choose a birth
 certificate.
     "I would assume that the last thing a presidential candidate would want
 to do is knowingly wound thousands of grieving mothers after their baby's
 death," said Daryl Logullo, Legislative Liaison for the MISS Foundation.
     In response to the veto, the MISS Foundation has released a public
 service announcement that portrays the experiences of bereaved parents
 after stillbirth and is directed at Richardson's campaign. A very sensitive
 and controversial video, it speaks of the enormity of this public health
 issue. "Bill Richardson made a grave error in judgment, clearly being
 misinformed about this issue by his advisers," said Joanne Cacciatore, CEO
 of the MISS Foundation. Both the MISS Foundation and the National
 Stillbirth Society are calling for Governor Bill Richardson to offer a
 public apology to these bereaved mothers and families.
     The PSA can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNvTDTK-0Jk or
 on the MISSing Angels Bill legislative page:
 http://www.missingangelsbill.org
     For more information on the MISSing Angels Bill, visit
 http://www.missingangelsbill.org or http://www.missfoundation.org .
     Press contact:
     Joanne Cacciatore, PhD Cand, MSW
     602 574 1000
     623 979 1000
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 

SOURCE MISS Foundation
    PHOENIX, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Governor and
 presidential hopeful Bill Richardson vetoed the MISSing Angels Bill (SB17)
 after it passed the New Mexico legislature with unanimous support, the MISS
 Foundation vowed to launch an awareness campaign targeted at educating the
 governor so he wholly understands the issue of stillbirth.
     The MISSing Angels Bill helps provide much-needed comfort, dignity, and
 documentation to women and their families experiencing the death of a baby
 just prior to or during birth. All states, including New Mexico, require
 the family to pay for funeral expenses, and a death certificate/report is
 issued after a stillbirth. Yet, some states refuse to offer women the
 choice of a birth certificate. It offers an option to women who give birth
 to loved and wanted babies who die unexpectedly to choose a birth
 certificate.
     "I would assume that the last thing a presidential candidate would want
 to do is knowingly wound thousands of grieving mothers after their baby's
 death," said Daryl Logullo, Legislative Liaison for the MISS Foundation.
     In response to the veto, the MISS Foundation has released a public
 service announcement that portrays the experiences of bereaved parents
 after stillbirth and is directed at Richardson's campaign. A very sensitive
 and controversial video, it speaks of the enormity of this public health
 issue. "Bill Richardson made a grave error in judgment, clearly being
 misinformed about this issue by his advisers," said Joanne Cacciatore, CEO
 of the MISS Foundation. Both the MISS Foundation and the National
 Stillbirth Society are calling for Governor Bill Richardson to offer a
 public apology to these bereaved mothers and families.
     The PSA can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNvTDTK-0Jk or
 on the MISSing Angels Bill legislative page:
 http://www.missingangelsbill.org
     For more information on the MISSing Angels Bill, visit
 http://www.missingangelsbill.org or http://www.missfoundation.org .
     Press contact:
     Joanne Cacciatore, PhD Cand, MSW
     602 574 1000
     623 979 1000
     This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,
 visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 SOURCE MISS Foundation