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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Maternal Health Day of Action led by Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice +resident Kamala Harris has been fighting to end American women's pregnancy-related deaths for years Read the 19th newsletter article here. 

 “To this day, we still don’t know why she stopped breathing, and the doctors said they still don’t know,” Brown said at the White House’s first Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday. At the event attended by lawmakers, advocates and celebrities, Vice President Kamala Harris issued a nationwide call to action for private and public sectors to improve health outcomes for pregnant people in the United States, where pregnancy-related deaths occur at a higher rate than in other countries with similar incomes.

“This challenge is urgent and it is important and it will take all of us,” Harris said. “ And to put it simply, here’s how I feel about this: In the United States of America, in the 21st century, being pregnant and giving birth should not carry such great risk. But the truth — and this is a hard truth — women in our nation are dying before, during and after childbirth.”