South Carolina State Representative JA Moore (right) is partnering with the White House to promote maternal health as Vice President Kamala Harris holds a summit on the issue on Tuesday. A video submitted by Rep. Moore was viewed at the summit (see below).
“I am glad to see the Biden administration highlight this important issue and proud to help promote it,” Moore said. “South Carolina’s maternal death rate is too high and as a country, we have the highest maternal death rate in the developed world. That must change.”
According to a March 2020 report from the South Carolina Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee, 25.5 out of 100,000 women die within six weeks of giving birth in South Carolina. 55% of those deaths were preventable.
Moore, a supporter of expanding Medicaid, believes that improving access to healthcare would prevent future deaths.
You can see the full Maternal Health Call to Action Summit below. The video is currently queued up to Rep. Moore’s statement.