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Landmark Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle

APRIL 10, 2023
Pete Marovich/MCT via Getty Images
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We just watched as the Senate followed the House’s lead in passing this landmark legislation to help states improve how they track and investigate deaths of expectant and new mothers. “We’re going to investigate every single [death] because these moms are worth it,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Wash.

American Mothers, Inc. applauds the bipartisan efforts being made in Congress to identify why 700-900 women die each year in America from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Experts estimate that 60% of those deaths are preventable.

Thank you to Representative Herrera Beutler and the 190 House co-sponsors for championing this cause and passing the bill after it had been stalled for nearly two years! #MomNation

Read the full ProPublica article here.


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