This resolution recognizes that Black women in the U.S. are three to four time more likely than White women to die from pregnancy-related causes, suffer from "maternal morbidities" twice as often as White women, and that maternal mortality rates in the U.S. are among the highest in the developed world and are continuing to increase. The resolution recognizes that structural racism, gender oppression, and social determinants of health inequities contribute to the disproportionately high rates of maternal morbidity among Black women. The resolution identifies that Congress must work toward ensuring the Black community has safe and affordable housing, transportation equity, nutritious food, clean air and water, fair treatment in the criminal justice system, equal economic opportunity, and high-quality, affordable health care.
House - 10/19/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (Updated 2/11/22)