Midwifery maneuver costs senator’s chairmanship

The House and Senate unknowingly approved a bill legalizing midwifery.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:33 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — A state senator got stripped of his committee chairmanship Monday after sneaking contentious language legalizing lay midwifery into a health insurance bill passed by the House and Senate.