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U.S. maternal mortality

A National Council of Churches project, "Due Season," seeks to end racial disparities in maternal health. African-American women are four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts, according to a 2010 Amnesty International report.

The project received grants of $25,000 from Aetna and $2,500 from the Women of the ELCA to produce resources that help U.S. congregations take action.

Ann Tiemeyer, an ELCA pastor and program director for NCC women's ministries, called the disparities "deeply troubling." Share your ideas and learn more at the National Council of Churches website.


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