Certificate of Still Birth Law


NY Still Birth Law Public Signing

Posted by Paige on November 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM

We have not been granted a ceremonial signing with Governor Cuomo yet. A public signing would be an unique opportunity to bring attention to the tragedy of stillbirths. For so many of us, the possibility of our child being stillborn wasn't a consideration.

You can help to get the message out that stillbirths happen, and it matters, by sending the below email to Governor Cuomo requesting an official ceremonial signing of the Certificate of Still Birth law.

As Always, Thank you for your support!

Copy & Paste the below email and send to: [email protected]

Subject: Still Birth Law Ceremonial Signing

Forward to family & friends and ask them to do the same.


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo,

Thank you for signing the Certificate of Still Birth bill into law on September 23rd!

My [son/daughter/grandchild/niece/nephew] was stillborn on [date], and words can not adequately express what the Certificate of Still Birth will mean to my family. The certificate will provide the comfort and acknowledgement that a fetal death certificate can not.

When you signed the Certificate of Still Birth bill into law, you changed my family's history. We will now have documentation that, although our [son/daughter/etc] died before birth, [he/she] was stillborn.

My family and friends have followed this bill closely and given their support for years, and many have asked if there will be an official signing ceremony. They would welcome the opportunity to thank you personally for your support and, along with the thousands of New Yorkers who endure the tragedy of stillbirth each year, see it become law.

Thank you for your consideration.




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