Texas’ maternal mortality rates are 35.8 per 100,000 live births as of 2014, according to a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology. By comparison, the maternal mortality in Japan was 5 per 100,000 live births, according to UNICEF’s 2015 data. In Poland, it was just 3. … [Democratic state Rep. Shawn] Thierry is particularly concerned with the demographics of the state’s maternal mortality rate. While black mothers make up just 11 percent of Texas’ live births, they account for nearly 29 percent of the maternal deaths, the report found in 2016. … “We’ve got to look at the group that’s being most affected and solve it for that group,” Thierry said. “Then I feel like everyone will benefit.”
Source: Drudge Report

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