Black Lawmakers Introduce Black Maternal Health Package

On Monday, a black maternal health omnibus bill was introduced to address the racial disparities in maternal health. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Congresswoman Alma Adams, who co-chair the Black Maternal Health Caucus, announced the bill via a virtual press conference with Senator Cory Booker.

For several years, the United States has had the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. Black moms are 3 to 4 times more likely to die due to childbirth than white women. It has been proven that Black women are more at risk