IT’S TIME TO ASK

How many Black, Brown, and Indigenous people have to die giving birth?

In the United States, women are more likely to die from complications of pregnancy and birth than in any other high-resource country. Black and Indigenous women are 2 to 3 times more likely than white women to die.

Leaders, organizations, and allies in the birth and reproductive justice movements are calling for accountability, birth justice and legal guarantees for safe, respectful anti-racist care.

The U.S. Maternal Health Crisis Looks like 
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other high-resource countries where women are less likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth.
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BLACK AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN ARE 2 TO 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH THAN WHITE WOMEN.
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of those deaths are preventable. All are tragic.
DEMAND ACTION FOR BIRTH JUSTICE

Quality, equitable, and respectful care in childbirth is an essential human right.

Now is the time to demand systemic change that puts Black, Brown and Indigenous communities first.

A national coalition has identified concrete actions to combat the effects of racism in maternal health settings, and protect childbearing people. Add your name and sign the open letter.

📸: @villagebirthintl Instagram
USE YOUR VOICE

Spread the word that Birth Justice Matters. Now.

Use your voice and platform to spread awareness and encourage your community to join you in taking action to advance birth justice.

Download our social media toolkit to share graphics outlining the coalition’s demands and the reasons why they matter.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Stories help advocates combat injustices.

Your voice matters. If you have witnessed or experienced mistreatment, obstetric violence or human rights violations, reporting your story can help advocate for change and hold health systems accountable.

Submit your story at #ListenToMeNow at the link below.

Contributors and Collaborators

The following organizations contributed to the authoring and signing on of this national call for birth justice and accountability . Their logos appear in no particular order. We invite you to learn more about their work by clicking the logos and donate to support their efforts to achieve birth justice.

If you would like to get in contact with the contributors of this open letter and take action movement, please send an email to: [email protected]

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BIRTH JUSTICE

Sign your name to the open letter below.