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1/ Public image of maternal death is a woman who, in dramatic moments immediately surrounding birth, suffers terrible tragedy

latest @CDCgov data tells different story...rather than waiting to publish academic paper, decided to share analysis right away

2/ first of all, > 80% maternal death does not occur on the day of delivery... >60% does not even occur within a week of delivery

The great majority of these deaths are at home or in the community...NOT in the hospital

(slide by @BirthNumbers)
3/ second, causes of maternal death shifting...deaths due to acute pregnancy conditions (hypertension, hemorrhage) have been declining for decades

meanwhile, deaths due to chronic conditions, particularly mental health on the upswing
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Let's have a conversation about #healthcare that's larger than who pays for it shall we? For this thread I'm going to assume we can pass #MedicareForAll and insurance is no longer an issue. Now let's talk about what problems would still exist for women's healthcare /1
In this scenario #Medicare4All has been passed with the repeal of #Hyde so we don't have a problem funding abortions for anyone! But wait...does that overturn #TRAP laws? Waiting periods? Personhood bills? Heartbeat bills? 20 week bans? Specifically fund Planned Parenthood /2
Unfortunately #MedicareForAll wouldn't overturn all those pesky anti abortion laws meaning abortion would be insured if (and that's a big if) you have access to it. The reason you need Planned Parenthood still is because not all doctors choose to perform abortion /3
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