Babies 30% are more likely to die in states that banned abortion
Women, girls and yes, infants, are more likely to die during pregnancy or shortly thereafter in states where abortion access is banned.
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Big takeaways from a new study:
Mothers living in a state that banned abortion after Dobbs were up to 3x more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, or soon after giving birth.
Babies born in banned states were 30% more likely to die in their first month of life.
Black women were almost 3x as likely to die in pregnancy, childbirth, or right
after giving birth as White women.
Black babies were more than 2x as likely to die in their first month of life as
(Image: via state Senator Louise Lucas)
“The end of legal protection for abortion threatens to further increase maternal mortality, newborn and infant mortality, and teenage births in the U.S.,” concluded a new study by the Gender Equity Policy Institute.
The non-profit research organization points out, “Criminalization has had a ripple effec…
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