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North Carolina Tries to Ram Through Bill to KILL Alternative Medical Treatments in One Day

Posted Apr 01 2011 9:24am
This email went out tonight from a citizen in North Carolina calling for help in getting the word out on SB31 which someone attempted to present and pass in one day! The vote has been moved to Monday and we need to get the word out on this to all North Carolinians by then.

Post this everywhere and send it to everyone.

This is really unbelievable.

Something that some people call a "sleeper bill" slipped under the radar. It came to the judiciary subcommitte yesterday morning and despite having a packed house, even after the meeting place was relocated, public comment wasn't even allowed. It was supposed to come to full floor vote today, but somehow got delayed until Monday. It's expected to pass, but then Our Governor Bev Perdue will have 10 days to Yea it or veto it. We hoping against hope for a NO vote, but would settle for a veto.

What it isSB31
It will make unlicensed alternative medical practicioners subject to felony prosecution, if someone decides to prosecute them. It will not affect chiropractors, acupuncturists, or doctors of chinese medicine who are already licensed in our state. It will affect all other alternatives, like homeopathy, naturopaths, ayurvedic, etc. (North Carolina's medical board has refused to set up licensing for these others despite repeated attempts.) Now they want to make it a felony. This will directly affect families here trying to heal their children who have been let down by the allopathic/western medicine doctors who offer next to no help re: autism. It will also affect midwives, so that then women everywhere in our state will no longer be able to choose HOW to have a baby, because what midwife will want to risk having a felony conviction just for helping another woman. Those women will be forced into hospitals, with all the accompanying chemicals and approaches and newborn shots.

Any family trying to find healing outside of mainstream medicine is going to be affected!

If you are able to list an action alert for North Carolinians, (or I guess anyone, maybe if they think the whole country is watching it will make the news?) it would be so appreciated.
Here is our governor to contact

Here is the link for NC Reps for people to know their rep down here and also read the bill, if they want to.

Although I'm not a good speaker, I've also contacted by email our League of Women Voters in NC, because it's such a womens' reproductive health issue, as well as the National Organization for Women,, Alliance for Natural Health. I have other groups I want to contact and will work on that again tomorrow, and also groups involved in cancer, lyme disease, MS, CFS, anaphalactic allergy groups, guiallen barre, etc. Maybe also NVIC, but I need phone calls and emails.

Thanks for anything you can do!
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