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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 19, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Milroy, Mason, Barnes,
Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Genrich, Goyke, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jacque,
Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Kolste, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Rohrkaste,
Sargent, Sinicki, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Wachs,
cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Cowles, Bewley, Carpenter, Harris Dodd, C.
, Ringhand, Shilling, Vinehout and Wirch. Referred to Committee on
AJR73,1,1 1Relating to: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
AJR73,1,42 Whereas, each year, over one million pregnancies in the United States end in
3miscarriage, stillbirth, the death of a newborn baby, or sudden infant death
4syndrome and one in every three pregnancies worldwide ends in loss; and
AJR73,1,65 Whereas, the loss of a child's life is a great tragedy and a traumatic event that
6brings a family pain, suffering, and grief; and
AJR73,1,87 Whereas, since 2002, governors of all 50 states have signed proclamations
8designating Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day; and
AJR73,1,149 Whereas, every year people around the world participate in the International
10Wave of Light which invites participants to light a candle for pregnancy loss and
11infant loss remembrance starting at 1900 hours on October 15 in their respective
12time zones, and to leave the candle burning for at least one hour to create a
13continuous chain of light spanning the globe for a 24-hour period in honor and
14remembrance of the children who die during pregnancy or shortly after birth; and
1Whereas, most loss in pregnancies remains unavoidable, and further medical
2research should be supported to resolve unanswered questions and gain more insight
3into the causes of pregnancy loss and infant loss; and
AJR73,2,74 Whereas, Wisconsin and its residents make it their goal this October and each
5month thereafter to support people who have been affected by pregnancy loss and
6infant loss, raise more awareness of its prevalence, and attract more research into
7this area; and
AJR73,2,118 Whereas, designating October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
9allows the residents of Wisconsin to recognize those bereaved mothers, fathers, and
10other family members, support them through their grief, and work to prevent the
11causes of these deaths in the future; now, therefore, be it
AJR73,2,16 12Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
13legislature hereby proclaims October 2015 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
14Month across the state of Wisconsin, recognizing that families throughout our state
15cope with these tragedies each year, and urges the people of Wisconsin to observe this
16occasion with the appropriate respect and solemnity.
AJR73,2,1717 (End)