FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 14, 2018
CONTACT: Maura Christopher
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) has announced that it endorses the Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials developed by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA). Read the MANA statement here (bit.ly/2QpTCSc).
"The MANA statement speaks directly to the core issue of concern, which is that American-born citizens are having their citizenship questioned and their rights violated," stated ACNM President Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FACNM, FAAN. "The statement gives the historical backdrop as well as addresses the issues of racial profiling, rights violations, and systematic discrimination. The statement firmly denounces fraudulence in the provision of vital records and clearly zeros in on an issue of vital concern--the violation of citizenship rights of US citizens. ACNM is in complete alignment with the statement's conclusions and applauds MANA's work on this important issue."
With nearly 7000 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.