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Opinion: Reducing unexpected pregnancies would diminish rate of abortions

“And the Winner is…” My own ‘Jane Roe’ story occurred early in my career as a Registered Nurse. I worked in a Labor and Delivery unit where abortions were performed. In 1975, the State of Ohio legal limit to electively terminate a pregnancy was 20...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

Hip Hip Hooray! Join us in congratulating our Kansas ACNM Affiliate in becoming the 29th jurisdiction (28 states plus D.C.) to achieve FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). On Friday, April 15, 2022, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) signed HB 2279 into law...

CMS Update

CMS Approves Postpartum Medicaid Expansion in Additional States The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois’ extension of Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months after pregnancy on or before April 1, 2022. CMS is also working...

Midwives-PAC Update

The Midwives PAC, the fundraising arm of ACNM’s national advocacy efforts, is hard at work serving ACNM members! We are thrilled to be in-person for ACNM Annual Meeting in Chicago AND the PAC Rally! Make sure to purchase your ticket for the PAC...

President Signs FY 2022 Budget Bill, Includes Funding Increase for Midwifery Education

That’s a wrap! After several months of negotiation, Congress finally passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill funding the federal government through September 30, 2022. Signed by President Biden on March 15, the legislation includes all 12 annual appropriations bills for the current fiscal year...

ACNM Advocacy Update 03/10/2022

ACNM State Advocacy Update 2022 has started with a flurry of legislative activity around midwifery, postpartum Medicaid expansion, abortion, preceptor tax credits and mandated implicit bias training.  ACNM is monitoring many midwifery-related bills, and we are working together with state affiliate advocacy volunteers to reach...

How Can ACNM Government Affairs Help In Your State?

State legislative sessions are well underway and there are lots of opportunities to increase awareness of and access to midwifery in your community. ACNM Government Affairs is your partner in state advocacy efforts. When we work together, we are unstoppable! Contact us at

Raising Awareness for MOMS Act

ACNM is reaching out to all members of the midwifery community for help in raising awareness of, and support for, the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, H.R. 3352/S. 1697. To that end, ACNM has developed a social media toolkit complete with several...

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