Why Black Mothers Face A Higher Risk Of Maternal Death

Jan 2, 2018

The U.S. ranks worst among economically developed countries in maternal deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, about 700 mothers die every year; and black women face the greatest risk. A recent investigation by ProPublica and NPR examines racial disparity in maternal deaths. We talked with NPR Special Correspondent Renee Montagne, who has reported in Atlanta for this series.