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Raising Awareness: Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

The week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in U.S. maternal health outcomes.

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Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.

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Center Spotlight: Jennifer Jacoby Talks U.S. Maternal Health

Jennifer Jacoby is well-versed in racial bias in the U.S. maternal health care system and the unconscionably poor health outcomes that result from that bias. Guiding her each day, she says, are some stark and [...]

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Center Advocacy Efforts Will Help Improve Maternal Health in Georgia

Law Enacted to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality, Racial Disparity Advocacy efforts by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners helped lead to the enactment of a new law in [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Black Mamas Matter Alliance and Reproductive Justice Groups in Fight for Maternal Health Care at the Fifth Circuit

Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Black Mamas Matter Alliance and Reproductive Justice Groups (MEDIA ADVISORY) - The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court on behalf of the Black [...]

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New Poll from the Center for Reproductive Rights: 6 in 10 Americans Support Federal Law to Protect Abortion Access

New Poll from the Center for Reproductive Rights: 6 in 10 Americans Support Federal Law to Protect Abortion Access Survey Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion. 87 Percent Want [...]

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Updated Report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ibis Reproductive Health: States with Most Abortion Restrictions have the Fewest Supportive Policies for Women, Children

States with Most Abortion Restrictions have the Fewest Supportive Policies for Women, Children (PRESS RELEASE) States with the highest number of abortion restrictions tend to have the worst women and children’s health outcomes and fewest [...]

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Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to [...]

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Black Mamas Matter: A Toolkit for Advancing the Human Right to Safe and Respectful Maternal Health Care card link

Black Mamas Matter: A Toolkit for Advancing the Human Right to Safe and Respectful Maternal Health Care

(Revised 05.08.18) The Center originally published this toolkit in 2016. Since then, our collaborators have taken the movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice to new levels. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is [...]

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Introduces Federal Bill Restoring Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Introduces Federal Bill Restoring Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families (PRESS RELEASE)—Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant’s rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introducing [...]

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Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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We Can Be Moved

From Ferguson to Geneva in search of reproductive justice. Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.