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May 2013
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More U.S. babies die the day they’re born than the rest of the industrialized world

According to new analysis from the Save the Children organization, the United States is the riskiest place to give birth among the industrialized nations. In 2011, approximately 11,300 babies died the day they were born in the U.S. The report also found that some counties in the U.S. had infant mortality rates as those in the developing world, where 98 percent of infant mortality deaths occur. 

Save the Children proposes that low-cost supplies, including injectable antibiotics, can help save newborns in the U.S. and around the world.

In late February, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill proposing improvements to maternal care under Medicaid and CHP, was proposed in Congress and referred to a committee—will this bill ever go anywhere? Or will we instead focus on the proposed Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act, which does not provide any aid nor support to pregnant women, but imposes imprisonment on abortion providers for not having admitting privileges? Will those who are pro-life actually stand up for those who are the dying?

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