We call on the Australian Parliament to officially recognised October as International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled
The petition of the undersigned:
Every family in Australia has been touched by the loss of a baby through either miscarriage or still birth. Each year 1 in 4 Pregnancy's ends in miscarriage and 1 in 6 ends in a stillbirth, this means that there would not be a family in Australia that has not been affected by the loss of a baby, either directly or indirectly. Yet this is something that most people are never aware of or never discuss. Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - October 15 was established to raise awareness of this issue as well as to show support to those that have lost a baby.
Your petitioners ask that the Parliament:
Officially recognises October 15 as International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Officially recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day will acknowledge the loss and the ongoing grief that those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss endure and will also provide them with the knowledge that they are not alone and that there is support for them in the Australian community and in time will help to heal the deep wounds of loss. Most importantly, recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day acknowledges that these babies were lovingly anticipated and remain forever in their parents’ hearts.
JD De'Laney - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Australia Contact the author of the petition
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