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May 23, 2022

Louisiana Senator, Bill Cassidy, wants to 'correct' the statistics of the rate of maternal mortality in Louisiana to not include black women. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report.
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Maternal death rate isn't as bad if you don't count Black women, GOP senator says - https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-senator-la-outlier-maternal-death-rate-skewed-black-women-2022-5?utm_source =pocket_mylist
"Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy said that the state's poor maternal mortality rate is only an "outlier" because of the high proportion of Black women in the state, according to Politico.
Cassidy's comment was featured in Politico's in-depth exploration of Louisiana's maternal death rates, which are among the worst in the country. The state ranks 47 out of 48 states assessed for maternal deaths, state officials said.
Cassidy told the outlet that this is partly because "about a third of our population is African American; African Americans have a higher incidence of maternal mortality."
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