Charles Johnson's new civil rights lawsuit against a prestigious hospital aims to prove that staff treat Black women with a lower standard of care.
Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, the vice president noted.
"It’s unusual for America to celebrate a Black woman’s pregnancy."
Black women are six times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women in California.
The health coach co-founded Loom to help women have healthy and empowered sexual and reproductive lives.
“Folks will keep dying if we don’t fully address racial injustice and inequities in our country,” the vice president said after a police officer killed the young Black man.
“It should not be incumbent on a Black woman to talk about Black women’s issues,” Harris said.
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The senator and 2020 presidential candidate is set to reintroduce legislation to address maternal mortality in the coming weeks.
Sen. Cory Booker reintroduced similar legislation in the Senate, notably aiming to improve black women’s access to maternal health care.