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Bill to Address Racial Inequalities in Maternal Health Passes Mass House of Representatives

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State Representatives Carmine Gentile, Jack Patrick Lewis, and Maria Robinson joined their colleagues in the House last week to unanimously pass a bill aimed at eliminating racial inequities in maternal health.

An Act to reduce racial inequities in maternal health, co-sponsored by Reps. Gentile, Lewis, and Robinson, would create a special legislative commission to study racial inequities in maternal healthcare in the Commonwealth, where women of color die of pregnancy-related causes at more than double the rate of white women.

The commission is tasked with investigating and raising awareness of this systemic issue, in addition to reporting on ...