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U.S. Maternal Mortality

Saving Our Future: Remember the Black Infant Mortality Crisis

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

But a critical issue that is getting lost in the fray is the continuing black infant and maternal mortality crisis. African-American women have the nation's highest rates of infant mortality--more than two times the rate of white women.

Ina May Gaskin: Maternal Deaths Are 'Invisible' In The U.S.

Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact

Democracy Now recently spoke with pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin about maternal mortality in the United States and birthing options that are safe a...