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Tracking maternal deaths in Georgia

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A bill to better track the deaths of women who were pregnant, or pregnant within a year prior to her death, passed the Georgia Legislature and awaits the governor’s signature.

Sponsored by state Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge), SB496 requires a medical examiner's inquiry when a pregnant female di...

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  1. This should be a medical priority, but lets keep it proportional. 700-1000 deaths a year nationwide is not a huge number in the scheme of things. Example: About 43,250 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2022 from breast cancer. Approximately 1,800 children and adolescents still die of cancer each year in the United States

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