Study: Texas Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in Developed World
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/9/2017, 12:50 p.m.
Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but also the developed world. Legislators introduced proposals to address the issue after a University of Maryland-led study found that the state’s maternal mortality rate doubled between 2010 and 2012. But several key measures didn’t even make it to a vote, falling victim to Republican infighting over other issues. Because this year’s session has ended, lawmakers will have to wait until they reconvene in 2019 to address the issue.