Houston seeks to Have October 15th proclaimed as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Posted at 6:16 am on October 13, 2017 | Filed Under: News

A Pictou County MLA is hoping that a reintroduced act will gain some support in the legislature and be implemented. MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston says he is

Pictou East MLA Tim Houston

trying to proclaim October 15th as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Houston says that many Nova Scotians know the pain and suffering that a family experiencies with the loss of a child during birth or infancy. Houston says he has tried to pass a similar bill in the past with no success, and is hopeful that this newly introduced bill can be the spark for a great change:
 The bill aims to create a day to honour those who has suffered the loss of a child, and starting a conversation within government to support these families. Houston says having this proclamation recognized on October 15th would be a good first step.