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November 29, 2014   Join us on:  Facebook.  Twitter.  YouTube
A Note From the Executive Director
 
Kevin M. Cathcart

If you haven't heard the shocking story of our plaintiffs Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer yet, prepare to be outraged.

The Iowa couple met and fell in love while serving in Iraq, and married in Iowa in 2010. Last year, Jessica became pregnant through in vitro fertilization, but tragically their son Brayden was stillborn. Still in shock, the grieving couple filled out the paperwork for a death certificate, listing each of their names as parents in the spaces provided.

Then in January, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) added insult to injury. They mailed the Buntemeyers a death certificate with Jenny's name erased—someone literally whited out her name as if she had never existed. Read More »
 

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