Pennsylvania moms are facing a crisis.
For far too long, too many mothers have died as a result of childbirth or pregnancy. The sad reality is that many of these deaths are preventable.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2021, a shocking 1,205 women died due to maternal causes nationally, a sharp increase from 861 in 2020 and 754 in 2019.
Even more concerning is the stark racial disparity, with the maternal mortality rate for Black women estimated to be 3.5 times higher than that of white women.