There are two videos about "The Mother's Act" (S. 1375, also proposed as H.R. 20), a federal bill that is dangerous to mothers and their newborns but being promoted under the guise of ensuring that “new mothers and their families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services….” This is quite simply, false, and the video shows exactly the effect this bill will have; it will push more mothers onto dangerous antidepressant drugs documented by the U.S. FDA to cause mania, psychosis, hallucinations, suicidal ideation and in some cases, homicidal ideation (as with the antidepressant Effexor). There is no language in the bill requiring full disclosure of the drug risks to mothers prescribed psychotropic drugs, (the most common "treatment" for mothers diagnosed with post partum depression), no language requiring mothers be given options for non-harmful treatments and real medical care other than drugs. So please watch the videos, take action and above all — pass this email on to everyone you know.
1) Watch one mother's story of what happened to her when she was "helped" by the same type of psychiatric intervention that this bill proposes:
2) Watch her newscast gathering support:
Then take action
1) Sign onto the petition against the Mothers Act here:
2) The bill is currently in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as S. 1375. It is now scheduled for a vote on March 5th so calls and faxes are needed NOW. You can follow the simple instructions below.
(If you fax, you can use the same letter and simply add the Senator's name to the top of the fax, sending each Senator his own fax.)
Whether you call or fax, keep your message simple:
You are opposed because of the damage that will be done to mothers and infants due to the treatment that will result from the legislation. There is no language in the bill warning that the psychotropic drugs prescribed for "depression" can cause damage to both mother and child and that this is a complete violation of informed consent.
Use your own words... keep it brief, mention the bill number — S. 1375.
Sen. Michael B. Enzi (WY)
Sen. Judd Gregg (NH)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
Sen. Richard Burr (NC)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
Sen. Pat Roberts (KS)
Sen. Wayne Allard (CO)
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK)
Democrats by Rank
Edward Kennedy (MA)
Christopher Dodd (CT) - a co-sponsor of the bill.
Tom Harkin (IA)
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Patty Murray (WA)
Jack Reed (RI)
Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY)
Barack Obama (IL) - a co-sponsor of the bill
Bernard Sanders (VT) - a co-sponsor of the bill
Sherrod Brown (OH) - a co-sponsor of the bill