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Protecting our moms is an important policy

 

December 25, 2019



As a young mom and a lawmaker, I often consider the intersection of public policy and family health. It’s this experience that has spurred me to work hard on policy focused on improving health care for mothers—whether it’s keeping them safe during pregnancy, expanding access to maternal telehealth services or simply allowing mothers to carry breast milk through airport security. These are issues that matter to everyone.

Why?

Because you either are a mom or you have a mom.

Protecting moms starts during pregnancy. Shockingly, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations in the world. This is unacceptable, and the tragedy of moms dying during preg...



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