To achieve birth equity and justice — the idea that all who give birth should have healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and the ability to thrive — we must dismantle the structural racism and health inequities that fuel these disparities. This must be a starting point as we look to address a system that is failing women in every state every day.
Mapping progress nationwide
We will only bring about sustainable change by addressing the root causes of the crisis and by listening to, and acting on, the wisdom of those impacted. The solutions are out there; now we must summon the will to act with urgency.