Forbes May 6, 2022
Katharina Buchholz

Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, women in the U.S. received potentially life-altering news when Politico reported it had obtained a draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade.

The future of the 1973 precedent guaranteeing a right to abortion has been dominating the news all week, increasing attention on the state of pregnancy care and childbirth in the country including the uneven burden of U.S. maternal mortality.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Vital Statistics System, Black mothers in the U.S. die from pregnancy-related issues at disproportionately higher rates, with more than 55 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in 2020—almost triple the rate...

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