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Maternal Mortality in USA: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLING FOR URGENT ACTION!
by BE47 Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010 at 7:01 PM
PREGNANT WOMEN ARE DYING EVERY DAY IN AMERICA. OVER HALF OF THESE DEATHS ARE EASILY PREVENTABLE. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IS ASKING PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION NOW! WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE 'DYING TO GIVE BIRTH!' REPORT ISSUED THIS WEEK BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: 'DEADLY DELIVERY: THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN THE USA'
Amnesty International USA just released a startling report [ http://bit.ly/mothersdyingUSA ]. Forty countries treat pregnant mothers better than the United States. And our maternal care is getting worse. This IS a major crisis. And can be corrected. NEEDS to be.
Amnesty says this is a reflection of the low value given to women in America. The report can be accessed on the web here:
along with an online action link, a report summary in both English and Spanish, and ideas for organizing around this important issue.
Amnesty International also provides a global perspective on maternal health care here:
Maternal mortality is not only a question of public health – it is a critical human rights issue. Women have the right to have access to services that could save their lives or prevent disabling injury in childbirth. Governments are responsible for providing those services. And governments should be held answerable if they fail to do so.
'Maternal mortality: A woman a minute' AI-international
Think about asking a few friends to join you in a visit to your state representative. Ask that they take action to improve maternal care in the United States in the House now!
HOW TO DO IT: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-priorities/demand-dignity-and-protect-maternal-health-in-the-us/page.do?id=1691023
Demand Dignity! Protect Maternal Health in the US!
Congressional In-District Lobby Weeks, March 29-April 9
PREGNANT WOMEN ARE DYING EVERY DAY IN AMERICA. OVER HALF OF THESE DEATHS ARE EASILY PREVENTABLE.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IS ASKING PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION NOW!
WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE 'DYING TO GIVE BIRTH!'
'DEADLY DELIVERY: THE MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN THE USA' AVAILABLE HERE:
SUMMARY of new report: http://www.amnestyusa.org/dignity/pdf/DeadlyDeliverySummary.pdf
MORE INFO, including Spanish report & summary (en español): http://www.amnestyusa.org/demand-dignity/maternal-health-is-a-human-right/the-united-states/page.do?id=1351091
Please consider visiting your senators and representative March 29-April 9 as part of Amnesty's ACTION WEEK for MATERNAL CARE in the USA!