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Why are pregnancy and childbirth killing so many Black women in Texas?

A decade ago, Black women in Texas were twice as likely as white women to die from pregnancy and childbirth. Today, not much has changed.

A father touches a pregnant belly as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with doctors, nurses, doulas, and healthcare professionals during a tour of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco on April 21, 2022. Harris visited the EMBRACE program of prenatal and postnatal care for black women.

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