What is Maternal Justice?
Evidence-based, Trauma-Informed, Culturally Competent Standards of Health Care.
Maternal Mortality Crisis
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country. Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women, independent of age, parity or education. Every year in this country, 700 - 900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, and some 65,000 suffer severe complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60 percent of maternal deaths in this country are preventable. And, according to the World Health Organization, we are the ONLY industrialized nation in the world where maternal deaths are rising, not falling.
Our team continues to work hard to make maternal mortality, and specifically the crisis in Black maternal health a key issue for leaders on the local, state, and national levels. Check out our factsheet to learn more about why we must address maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States.
Tell your U.S. Senator to support critical investments in maternal health by enacting the Black Maternal Health Momnibus before they leave at the end of the year!
23,500 babies (65 a day) are stillborn every year in the United States. It doesn't have to be this way - we can do something about it―right now!
Texas is one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. for women to give birth. Despite this, the state’s data on maternal deaths is being delayed this year. We’re calling on the health officials to release the data immediately, Texans deserve better!
The historic, much-needed investments in the Build Back Better package, including paid family / medical leave, childcare, home- and community-based services, the Child Tax Credit, addressing equity in maternal health, healthcare, and immigration reform, will be transformative for moms, women, and families.