Georgia ranks worst in the nation
Georgia ranked as the worst state in the nation for maternal mortality. Maternal mortality measures the rate of deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or in the following weeks. We have had rates as high as 40 deaths per 100,000 live births. However, the number is much higher for black women, who have a rate of 66.6 per 100,000 live births. This is more than Malaysia, Uzbekistan, and Cabo Verde!
Due to a lack of healthcare access
Amnesty International found that many of these deaths occurred due to a lack of healthcare access and knowledge from healthcare providers of needs during and after childbirth.
We will work to reduce the maternal mortality
We will work to reduce the maternal mortality rate by working with leaders from the Governor’s office and legislature, medical personnel, patient advocates, and volunteers. We will mobilize churches to protect the lives of mothers and their unborn or newly born children. Georgia will be known as a safe place for mothers and their babies.