Female lawmakers launch 1st Black Maternal Health Caucus

Photo from: office of Rep. Lauren Underwood

Photo from: office of Rep. Lauren Underwood

A record number of women were elected to Congress last year, and two congresswomen are showing their power by shining a spotlight on critical women’s issues.

Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., have launched the Black Maternal Health Caucus to address the U.S. epidemic of black women dying in pregnancy-related deaths.

“As a Black mother and grandmother, Black maternal health is deeply personal," Adams told "Good Morning America" in a statement. "My daughter had serious complications with her pregnancies, and if not for the quality prenatal care she received, the outcome could have been different. Unfortunately, countless Black women do not have access to quality pre- and post-natal care or culturally-competent services." . . .

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