Legislation

 
Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth
(The Missing Angels Bill)


When a baby is stillborn the parents are offered a Death Certificate, but not a Birth Certificate.
Families who have suffered the agony of stillbirth deserve some sort of certificate of birth as well.
The answer is a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

34 states have already passed this important piece of legislation
Check HERE to see if your state is one of them.  If it isn't, GET INVOLVED.


To learn more about the CBRS Bill, also known as the Missing Angels Bill,
please visit the
MISS Foundation's Legislative Reference page.


Did you know...
A baby who is born at 19 weeks gestation, pre-viability, but takes one breath before passing away is issued a Certificate of Birth and is counted in infant mortality rates.  Conversely, a baby who is born at 40 weeks gestation and dies just one second prior to birth will receive only a Death Certificate and is not counted in infant mortality statistics.
 


PENNSYLVANIA'S FIGHT FOR A CBRS 
 
On July 7, 2011, after 11 years of PA families fighting to get this legislation adopted,
Pennsylvania became the 31st state to pass the MISSing Angels Bill
 
                                                                     
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