Sigh! I am a conservative (obvioulsy). Well in truth I am more of a libertarian. I personally think people should do whatever the heck they want as long as they don't infringe on the rights of others. I think the government should butt out of most things actually. Especially the federal government. I am a member of the a yahoo group for my state of IL. It is pushing for legislation that would make CPM's able to practice legally. Right now they can't. Only CNM's can. It provides licensure for CPMS. There is another bill that is being presented to make birth centers legal too. I am for all of this. I think women need safe birth choices. There are risks to all birth. But nothing I have ever read proves that homebirth is less safe. Anyway I got an email today from the group essentially telling us in the group we should vote for Pat Quinn because Brady is hostile towards the bill. Sigh! I am fairly passionate as some of you already know from debates, LOL and that did not sit well with me. I couldn't keep my mouth shot obviously and I am sure I have pissed some people off. Sigh! Why can't you be conservative and for women's birth rights at the same time? I don't get it.