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'maternal mortality'

An Alabama Alarm: We must restore reproductive rights in Arkansas now

In the wake of an alarming decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the landscape of reproductive healthcare in Arkansas is even more dire than before. 
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Sanders rejects 12-month Medicaid extension for moms, says Arkansas already has enough coverage

Arkansas's shamefully high maternal mortality rate is not enough to convince Arkansas officials to extend Medicaid for new moms, even though the federal government would foot the lion's share of the bill. A DHS spokesman said other options are available.
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Central Arkansas gets its first chance to officially support the abortion amendment

A proposed amendment would align Arkansas's abortion restrictions more closely with kinder, gentler states, permitting abortions within 18 weeks of fertilization or in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal anomalies or “to protect a pregnant female’s life or to protect a pregnant female from a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury.”

If Arkansas claims to protect life, it needs to do more for mothers and infants

Arkansas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the nation, and 60% of rural hospitals in the state do not offer labor and delivery services for expectant mothers.
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Study: Disparities in Arkansas child health persist, especially for Black families

Arkansas’s Black children consistently have worse health outcomes from birth onward than children of other races, a new study shows.

Anti-abortion group to rally, even as Arkansas's maternal mortality and teen motherhood rates soar

Arkansas Right to Life plans to march to the state Capitol on Jan. 21 in the name of protecting pregnant mothers. Meanwhile, Arkansas ranks highest in the nation for maternal mortality and teen motherhood.
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Maternal mortality and abortion access are related. Here's how.

Health care providers have their hands tied in states like Arkansas, where the evidence-based standard clinical practice of abortion care has been criminalized by extremists with political power.

Black maternal mortality in Arkansas has doubled in two decades, study shows

In 1999, the state saw 42 Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. That number reached 89 in 2019, researchers found.
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Arkansas won’t hear bill to help new moms on Medicaid as maternal mortality rates in America worsen

With abortion banned in Arkansas and women more at risk of dying during their pregnancy or shortly after giving birth than ever, the Arkansas legislature instead spent time on an education overhaul, a plan to pack prisons and the ugly side of a culture war against vulnerable trans Arkansans.

Pregnant Arkansans are now more than twice as likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth

Thanks to the abortion ban in Arkansas, pregnant people in our state are more than twice as likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth, a new study from the Gender Equity Policy Institute reports.
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Money headed to Arkansas to rescue mothers and babies

A $1.2 million grant from the CDC will help pinpoint where health care for new moms and babies is likely to go wrong, with the goal of improving Arkansas's subpar maternal and infant health.
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