*** New Law: PA 100-0574

The International Marcé Society is thrilled to announce that Governor Rauner yesterday on 1/8/18 signed HB1764 into law making it the first law in the nation recognizing postpartum illnesses as a mitigating factor in sentencing for crimes committed when women are suffering from Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Psychosis. The new law is called: PA 100-0574. Thanks to the legislature, the governor, Bill Ryan, Lita Simanis, Attorney Barry Lewis and others who all contributed!

Please pass this great news on to friends, colleagues and postpartum and mental health advocates!

Susan Fiengold,
International Marcé Society Executive Office