Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan To Keep Black Women From Dying In Childbirth
Bandele said that three years ago, when she started working on this issue, not a lot of people considered maternal mortality a crisis. That has since changed. For example, Sens.
Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris, both 2020 presidential candidates, have taken the lead on this issue in the Senate. Last year,
Gillibrand and Harris introduced legislation targeting hospital negligence and fixing the racial disparity in care that can lead to women of color dying before, during, or after giving birth. The bills, called Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) and Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE), were meant to complement each other.