From NBC News: Summer Sherburne Hawkins, associate professor, Boston College’s School of Social Work, writes, “My research shows that as states restrict access to reproductive health care options, maternal mortality rates climb precipitously.”

“From 2007 to 2015, Syria‘s maternal mortality rate rose from 26 deaths per 100,000 live births to 31 deaths per 100,000 live births, a result of the country’s war and a crumbling health care system.

In Washington, D.C., where politicians make decisions about both what the United States will do about the war in Syria and American women’s access to reproductive health care, the average maternal mortality rate across the same eight-year period was 33 deaths per 100,000 live births.” Read the full article>>

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