Ok, I admit that sometimes I am annoyingly optimistic, but I think this year the midwifery movement is starting really strongly!
It is early in the session and already a huge victory for us! The Senate committee decided to combine the tocology repeal language and the licensure language into one bill! This is giant! That means that our opponents can't remove the language that made the midwives legal thus rendering our Supreme Court case moot without at the same time legalizing CPMs the way we wanted to in the first place.
For all the details: http://www.friendsofmomidwives.blogspot.com/