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Black Maternal Health

Erin Maye Quade and Representative Ruth Richardson

The decision to carry a pregnancy to term is a life or death decision for Black women, who experience unacceptably high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity.

“These maternal health disparities that we’re seeing are not disparities that Black women are going to be able to educate their way out of,” says Representative Ruth Richardson. “They’re not going to be able to buy their way out of them.”

The Minnesota legislature has real opportunities to improve Black maternal health outcomes and to advance a reproductive justice agenda. Listen to the conversation that UnRestrict Minnesota Campaign Director Erin Maye Quade had with Representative Richardson during Black Maternal Health Week to learn more and to find out how you can get involved.