(NEON NETTLE) – Kamala Harris has claimed that black American women are dying during childbirth because of "racism." Speaking Tuesday, Harris said that "systemic racial inequities" are killing off black women as they give birth.
"Black women in our country are facing a maternal health crisis," Harris said in a statement from the White House. "Black women are 2-3 times more likely to die in connection with childbirth than other women. ... We know the primary reasons why – systemic racial inequities and implicit bias – and the consequences are both very real.”
However, Harris failed to mention the health problems black women have entering pregnancy. Women who are overweight or obese can also suffer from diabetes which increases the chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or preeclampsia.
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