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Pregnancy in a post-Roe America

2022-06-28

Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind are joined by Vox senior reporter Keren Landman, M.D., (@landmanspeaking) to discuss the extremely high maternal mortality rate in the United States. Breaking down those numbers by socioeconomic factors like race or income, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths gets even worse. What will happen now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned? 

References:

Where will abortion still be legal now that Roe v. Wade has been overruled? 

The end of Roe will mean more children living in poverty 

Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2020 

Maternity Care Deserts Report 

Maternal Mortality and Maternity Care in the United States Compared to 10 Other Developed Countries

How Many American Women Die From Causes Related to Pregnancy or Childbirth? No One Knows.

Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Make Maternal Mortality Even Worse

White paper: Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Power

Hosts:

Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@dlind), Weeds co-host, Vox

Credits:

Sofi LaLonde, producer and engineer

Libby Nelson, editorial adviser

Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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