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Wouldn't it be nice if so call pro life types were as interested in reducing infant mortality, as they are about abortions.

While the rate at which women die during pregnancy or childbirth has fallen in many nations, maternal deaths have been rising in the U.S. over the last fifteen years, according to several new studies. But the mortality rate differs depending on the state. It doubled in Texas from 2000 to 2014, but decreased in California. A look at whats behind the increase in U.S. maternal mortality rates.

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Dr. Catherine Spong acting director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health; obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in maternal-fetal medicine

Marian MacDorman maternal and child health researcher, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland

Dr. Lisa Hollier chair, Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force for the state of Texas; medical director, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; specialist in maternal fetal medicine

Yvonne Gutierrez executive director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, the policy and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Texas continued on link...

https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-10-12/whats-behind-increase-in-the-u-s-maternal-death-rate


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doesn't look good for pregnant ladies in texas.

Dr. Hollier, in Texas, according to this study, the maternal mortality rate doubled from 17.7 per 100 live births in 2000 to 35.8 live births in 2013.

that's insane..

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Not to get nit-picky, but it seems they weren't talking about infant mortality. The article you quoted mentions maternal mortality rates. :( That would be the mother dying in childbirth/shortly after childbirth. Not any less scary, however.

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Not to get nit-picky, but it seems they weren't talking about infant mortality. The article you quoted mentions maternal mortality rates. :( That would be the mother dying in childbirth/shortly after childbirth. Not any less scary, however.

Yes of course. I meant maternal mortality, but my brain decided I should write infant mortality.

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doesn't look good for pregnant ladies in texas.

that's insane..

This must be per 1000 or 10 000, not per 100, right? 35% chance of dying?

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This must be per 1000 or 10 000, not per 100, right? 35% chance of dying?

Based on the article below, it's per 100,000 births.

The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and the rest of the developed world.

The finding comes from a report, appearing in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, that the maternal mortality rate in the United States increased between 2000 and 2014, even while the rest of the world succeeded in reducing its rate. Excluding California, where maternal mortality declined, and Texas, where it surged, the estimated number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births rose to 23.8 in 2014 from 18.8 in 2000 – or about 27%.

But the report singled out Texas for special concern, saying the doubling of mortality rates in a two-year period was hard to explain “in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval”.

From 2000 to the end of 2010, Texas’s estimated maternal mortality rate hovered between 17.7 and 18.6 per 100,000 births. But after 2010, that rate had leaped to 33 deaths per 100,000, and in 2014 it was 35.8. Between 2010 and 2014, more than 600 women died for reasons related to their pregnancies.

No other state saw a comparable increase.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/texas-maternal-mortality-rate-health-clinics-funding

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This must be per 1000 or 10 000, not per 100, right? 35% chance of dying?

i'm sure running planned parenthood out of the state has absolutely nothing to do with this. <_<

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i'm sure running planned parenthood out of the state has absolutely nothing to do with this. <_<

I'm just a fountain of information today. :)

In the wake of the report, reproductive health advocates are blaming the increase on Republican-led budget cuts that decimated the ranks of Texas’s reproductive healthcare clinics. In 2011, just as the spike began, the Texas state legislature cut $73.6m from the state’s family planning budget of $111.5m. The two-thirds cut forced more than 80 family planning clinics to shut down across the state. The remaining clinics managed to provide services – such as low-cost or free birth control, cancer screenings and well-woman exams – to only half as many women as before.

At the same time, Texas eliminated all Planned Parenthood clinics – whether or not they provided abortion services – from the state program that provides poor women with preventive healthcare. Previously, Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas offered cancer screenings and contraception to more than 130,000 women.

In 2013, Texas restored funding for the family planning budget to original levels. But the healthcare providers who survived the initial cuts reported struggles to restore services to their original levels.

Indeed, the report said it was “puzzling” that Texas’s maternal mortality rate rose only modestly from 2000 to 2010 before doubling between 2011 and 2012. The researchers, hailing from the University of Maryland, Boston University’s school of public health and Stanford University’s medical school, called for further study. But they noted that starting in 2011, Texas drastically reduced the number of women’s health clinics within its borders.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/texas-maternal-mortality-rate-health-clinics-funding

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Without researching it, I'd bet that most of these deaths have occurred within a certain distance (50 or 100 miles) of the Mexican border. Willing to be proven wrong or verified accurate.


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In 2011 and 2012, the years studied in the report, black women accounted for nearly 29 percent of all maternal deaths, even though they gave birth to only 11 percent of all babies. In comparison, white women accounted for 38 percent of deaths and 35 percent of births and Hispanic women, the lowest risk group, accounted for 31 percent of deaths, even though they gave birth to 48 percent of babies.

http://abc13.com/news/black-women-in-texas-face-greatest-pregnancy-related-death-risk/1482698/

Are black women disproportionately represented in the area within 50 to 100 miles of the US-Mexico border?

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http://abc13.com/news/black-women-in-texas-face-greatest-pregnancy-related-death-risk/1482698/

Are black women disproportionately represented in the area within 50 to 100 miles of the US-Mexico border?

can't be..black women are much safer now that pp must exterminate the race from afar..

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