Black Women Are Dying in Childbirth, and Democrats Are Finally Paying Attention

Posted on AllSides January 21st, 2020
From The Left

At Monday’s 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Des Moines, one question kept coming up: “What do you all do to save our lives?”

That's how Lastascia Coleman, a founding member of the Black Women's Maternal Health Collective, put it. And other audience members and moderators also asked their own versions of it to the Democratic candidates at the minority-focused event.

Across the United States, black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy or childbirth. But in Iowa, where VICE...

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