PBS NewsHour

The fight to end Texas' high maternal mortality rate

Clip: 05/25/2019 | 9m 10s Video has closed captioning.

Texas made headlines in 2016 after a study claimed the state had the worst maternal mortality rate in the developed world. The study's numbers turned out to be inflated, but Texas still has one of the most concerning maternal mortality rates in the U.S., particularly among black mothers, who die during childbirth at twice the rate white mothers do. Special Correspondent Kirsty Johansen reports.

Aired: 05/25/19

Rating: NR

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