America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Photo by  Tess Nebula  on  Unsplash

Photo by Tess Nebula on Unsplash

USA Today has recently released an investigation into the US maternal death rate, which is startlingly high and only increasing. More than 700 women die of birth-related causes each year in the United States, and many of these deaths are preventable, the investigation found. (Read the original here or a good summary in The Hill.) Moreover, America’s maternal mortality crisis disproportionately affects black women, who are 3 to 4 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. We’ve given you actions on this issue before at MCW, but there’s so much more we can do.

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