On Wednesday, the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) posted a letter to Congress expressing opposition to the proposal to federally recognize Certified Professional Midwives under the Social Security Act (which would make CPMs eligible for Medicaid reimbursement). The letter emphasizes differences in educational preparation for CNMs vs. CPMs. ACNM also sent a letter to the membership regarding the organization's opposition to the MAMA Campaign.
The Midwives Allianace of North America (MANA) has responded to these letters here with an exploration and critique of some of the claims made by ACNM.
Citizens for Midwifery is part of the coalition of organizations behind the MAMA Campaign that supports federal recognition of CPMs.