Reagan Established “Pregnancy & Infant Loss” Remembrance

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The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Movement began in the United States on October 25, 1988 when then-American President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.[2]

The October 15th Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD) Campaign began in 2002 as an American movement started by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak. Together, they petitioned the federal government, as well as the governors of each of the 50 states, and by October 15, 2002 (the first observance of PAILRD) 20 states had signed proclamations recognizing the date as such.

As a result of the American campaign effort, Concurrent Resolution H. CON. RES. 222 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day was passed in the House of Representatives on September 28, 2006.[3]

To date, all 50 American states have yearly proclamations, with Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, and South Dakota enacting permanent proclamations.[4]

  1. ab“Day Set Aside to Remember Lost Children” (Press release). Liberal Party of Australia, New South Wales.
  2. ^ Reagan, Ronald (1988-10-25). “Proclamation 5890 — Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, 1988”. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  3. ab UNITED STATES, SENATE (2006-09-28). “H. CON. RES. 222 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.”. THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  4. ^http://www.rememberingourbabies.net/store/WsAboutus.asp

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