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New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; District of Columbia is 51st Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Date:3/11/2010

n-money">$36,396. Lack of access to health care centers and providers is a problem nationwide, the report found; in Washington, DC, 50 percent of women live in medically underserved areas.

"How can this nation ignore a crisis that claims two to three mothers or mothers-to-be per day?" asked Folabi Olagbaju, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Amnesty International USA. "These findings are a call to conscience and action: federal officials must urgently address the maternal health situation and inequities in this nation. The well-being of United States' communities, families and children depend on decisive, rapid action."

Maternal health is a human right for every woman in the United States, regardless of race or income. Yet, the United States lacks a systematic, robust government response to this critical problem. Amnesty International is urging President Obama to work with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to establish, and seek Congressional funding, for a single office responsible for ensuring that all women receive quality maternal health care. An Office of Maternal Health would lead government action to reduce the soaring pregnancy-related complications and maternal deaths nationwide.


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