The United States ranks 47th for its maternal mortality rate. More women die from pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country. This issue particularly impacts communities of color, with Black women being three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than non-Hispanic white women.
To address this unacceptable reality, Congress must act to help states establish or improve multidisciplinary committees – known as maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs) – to examine maternal death cases and identify locally-relevant ways to prevent future tragic outcomes before the year's end!
H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act would do just that. This legislation would help reverse the rising trend of maternal mortality throughout the country by supporting state MMRCs through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a bipartisan solution to a national crisis.
Tell your Senators to pass this bipartisan legislation before they adjourn! ACT NOW: tell Senators to pass this critical legislation today!