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Fact check: Kamala Harris' claims on maternal mortality in the US Fact check: Kamala Harris' claims on maternal mortality in the US
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WikiTribune is fact checking Kamala Harris' tweet about maternal mortality WikiTribune is fact checking Kamala Harris' tweet about maternal mortality
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On August 23 2018, California Senator Kamala Harris made <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1032742526489247744">two claims</a> about maternal mortality on her Twitter account. She wrote: On August 23 2018, California Senator Kamala Harris made <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1032742526489247744">two claims</a> about maternal mortality on her Twitter account. She wrote:
<blockquote>It's alarming the U.S. is one of just 13 countries where the rate of maternal mortality is higher than 25 years ago. And we must acknowledge the risk of death for Black women from pregnancy-related causes is 3-4x higher than white women in America. It is a public health crisis.</blockquote> https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1032742526489247744
<strong>Claim 1: </strong>The U.S. is one of just 13 countries where the rate of maternal mortality is higher than 25 years ago. <strong>Claim 1: </strong>The U.S. is one of just 13 countries where the rate of maternal mortality is higher than 25 years ago.
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<strong>Claim 2: </strong>The risk of death for Black women from pregnancy-related causes is 3 to 4 times higher than the same risk for white women. <strong>Claim 2: </strong>The risk of death for Black women from pregnancy-related causes is 3 to 4 times higher than the same risk for white women.
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