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US Pregnancy Health Bill Package Recognizes Climate Change Threat

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image © RuslanDashinsky/Getty Images The United States is in a maternal health crisis. It has the worst maternal mortality and morbidity statistics among wealthy countries, and  premature birth rates rose for five years running up to 2019 — the latest year for which data is available. This is a broader human rights crisis too; systemic racism past and present lie at the center of the crisis. Native American and Black women are two-to-three times as likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women, and rates of infant deaths, low birth weight, and premature births…


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