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Texas Legislature 2019

The Texas governor accused people of lying about Texas' maternal mortality rate. The critics relied on the state's own bad data.

Problems with the state’s data led to initial reports that Texas' maternal mortality rate was far higher than it is.

Vanna Waldron (left) evaluates Erika Piñon at the Holy Family Birthing Center in Weslaco, Texas. Waldron is a Certified Nurse Midwife from Seattle, Washington, who is volunteering at the birthing center for a year.

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