States with highest numbers of abortion-restricting laws also have the highest levels of maternal mortality

The links between increased abortion restrictions, reduced public health spending and higher rates of maternal mortality are established beyond question.

By Jeffrey C. Billman

“African Americans have a higher incidence of maternal mortality,” Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy told Politico on May 19. “So, if you correct our population for race, we’re not as much of an outlier as it’d otherwise appear.”

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