Sign the petition: Support saving Black lives -- support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act
The United States has the worst maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and it continues to rise. It's even worse for Black women who are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from a pregnancy related cause than white women. Racism and misogyny are fueling a maternal public health crisis -- Black mothers and parents deserve quality, anti-racist, and accessible health care.
Not only are Black women far more likely to experience pregnancy-related deaths than white women, but Black women face more generally preventable complications and are more likely to receive lower-quality treatment in hospitals. And oftentimes, Black women, who report symptoms are not believed.
In order to address this public health crisis, Rep. Lauren Underwood and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus introduced comprehensive legislation, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, to save Black pregnant parents’ lives. Now that Democrats have full control of Washington, we're confident the Momnibus has a path toward becoming law -- but that doesn't mean it won't come without hurdles. That's why we're building public support of this legislation.
Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and let's save Black pregnant parents’ lives.