ACNM Endorses MANA Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 14, 2018
CONTACT: Maura Christopher, 212-485-1822
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.”