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Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bump Day
July 21, 2021
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We are proud to work together with Democrats and Republicans in both chambers in support of the #BumpDay Congressional Resolution — dedicated to raising awareness about and inspiring action to address the urgent need for better, more equitable, more respectful and responsive care for every mom, everywhere. No exceptions, no disparities.
We’re grateful to Representative Chrissy Houlahan for leading the introduction of the #BumpDay congressional resolution and to Represenatives Michael McCaul, Herrera Beutler and Lucille Roybal-Allard for their resolute support of maternal health on #BumpDay and every day. Together, we can make sure that every mom gets the respectful, responsive, equitable quality care she and her baby need and deserve.
Every mom — no matter where she lives, no matter the color of her skin, or her ability to pay — deserves the maternal healthcare she needs to deliver a healthy pregnancy, safe birth and healthy future to herself and her baby.
“Every mom — no matter where she lives, no matter the color of her skin, or her ability to pay — deserves the maternal healthcare she needs to deliver a healthy pregnancy, safe birth and healthy future to herself and her baby,” -Heidi Murkoff author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting and founder of the What to Expect Project.
Around the world, more than 800 women die of pregnancy-related complications every day. In the U.S., where we have the highest maternal mortality rate in high-income nations, Black and American Indian/Alaska Native moms face a 3 times greater risk of dying from a pregnancy-related complication, and moms living in maternity care deserts, both rural and urban, also face disproportionately higher risk. More than 2/3 of all maternal deaths are preventable, as are most long-term health consequences for both mother and baby. That’s heartbreaking, but it’s also unacceptable. And it’s time to stop accepting it.
The health of our moms and babies isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a human issue.
Full text of the bipartisan resolution can be found here.