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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Dobbs effect

Maternal and infant death rates are higher in states that ban or restrict abortion, report says

The rates of mothers and newborn babies dying during pregnancy, at birth or postpartum are much higher in states that currently ban or restrict abortions than in states preserving access, according to a new report ....

States that have restricted access to abortion services had maternal death rates in 2020 that were 62% higher than in states preserving access to abortion services. Between 2018 and 2020, the maternal death rate increased twice as fast in states that now have abortion restrictions, according to the report released Wednesday by the research foundation Commonwealth Fund ....

Job well done, "pro-life" movement. Not that I think they will care ... to the religious extremists of the pro-life movement, the lives of women and girls, and even infants, are irrelevant in comparison to their created-from-whole-cloth "mission".


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