“Making abortion legal isn’t the beginning of women having abortions. It’s the end of women dying from abortions,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
“It should not be incumbent on a Black woman to talk about Black women’s issues,” Harris said.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring implicit bias training for health care providers serving pregnant people.
Sen. Cory Booker reintroduced similar legislation in the Senate, notably aiming to improve black women’s access to maternal health care.
A damning new CDC report shows most maternal deaths are fully preventable.
Time’s up on merely “observing and debating the effects of bias and racism,” said the Democratic presidential candidate.
The senator and other 2020 candidates spoke at a presidential forum in Houston focused on women of color.
Black women are 243 percent more likely to die during pregnancy than white women.
Reducing maternal mortality by half, California is U.S. outlier in “despicable” trend.
Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand's newly proposed legislation focuses on social problems and medical interventions.