Maternal Mortality Legislation: HR 1318/S 1112 (115th Congress)

I write to urge you to hold a vote on H.R. 1318: Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017/S. 1112: Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017. H.R.1318 and S.1112. are bipartisan bills that would support states in putting an end to preventable maternal deaths.

This legislation addresses a national public health crisis: the rising rates of
maternal mortality across the United States. In 2018, more women in the United States died from pregnancy complications than in any other developed country, and the rate of maternal deaths continues to rise.

Racial disparities, the current opioid epidemic, suicide and overdose are currently the leading causes of maternal mortality in our country.

H.R. 1318, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) and S. 1112, a bipartisan bil introduced by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) support the development and support of state MMRCs through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Congress can address this crisis by supporting the work of state maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs). MMRCs are interdisciplinary groups of local experts in maternal, infant, and public health that examine maternal death cases and identify locally-relevant ways to prevent future deaths.

I ask you, as my representative, to address this basic need for data that will give our country the answers we need as to why so many of our pregnant and birthing mothers are dying.

Your constituent,

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Public Comments (64)
Apr 17th, 2019
Agni S. from Waterbury, CT writes:
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We need to protect our mothers REGARDLESS of race OR sexual orientation. Too many mothers didn’t get to go home with their babies, to their families. Please take action.
Dec 30th, 2018
Someone from Decatur, GA writes:
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I am overwhelmed by the number of comments from moms who lost their babies. I am writing after hearing of a preventable death at Northside Hospital here in Atlanta Georgia. I feel sure this is not the only one that has occurred. When "caregivers" pull the umbilical cord after the mom gives birth and end up pulling the mom's womb from her body, this is a clear case of malpractice which should never be tolerated and should result in immediate action against the hospital and personnel responsible!!!
Dec 19th, 2018
Fabiola V. from Miami, FL writes:
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The mothers of the babies deserved better healthcare! Lost my daughter February 2018. U.S. public disclosure is a must as to where and why these deaths occurred in this modern day of medicine!
Dec 15th, 2018
Peggy B. from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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The mothers of the babies deserved better healthcare! Lost my daughter February 2018. U.S. public disclosure is a must as to where and why these deaths occurred in this modern day of medicine!
Dec 15th, 2018
Peggy B. from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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The mothers of the babies deserved better healthcare! Lost my daughter February 2018. U.S. public disclosure is a must as to where and why these deaths occurred in this modern day of medicine!
Dec 15th, 2018
Peggy B. from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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The mothers of the babies deserved better healthcare! Lost my daughter February 2018. U.S. public disclosure is a must as to where and why these deaths occurred in this modern day of medicine!
Dec 9th, 2018
Someone from Fort Collins, CO writes:
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Dec 8th, 2018
Rebecca L. from Santa Fe, NM signed.
Dec 8th, 2018
Julie B. from Topeka, KS signed.
Dec 6th, 2018
Sarah G. from Somers Point, NJ signed.

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