Hundreds of thousands of women die each year from pregnancy-related complications. The vast majority of these deaths are unnecessary and preventable, caused by a lack of access to timely, quality health care. These preventable deaths represent violations of essential human rights, including the right to the highest attainable standard of health and the right to freedom from discrimination based on such factors as gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, Indigenous status or income level.
Two years ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution affirming its “commitment to promoting maternal health and child survival both at home and abroad through greater international investment and participation.” Now a new bill — the “Global MOMS Act” — is giving Congress the opportunity to match that commitment with action. In some countries, it truly could mean the difference between life and death for a woman.
Click here to tell your Congressperson to help save lives and protect human rights around the world by supporting the Global MOMS Act.