State Rep. Brenda Carter on Governor’s State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“There is no excuse for the high rate of minority maternal death in this country, and, unfortunately, racial bias exists even within the medical community. Women of color consistently receive substandard postpartum care and perish at much higher rates. These biases are not limited to social or economic status. I introduced HR 123 in hopes of addressing this issue, and I am glad Gov. Whitmer came out as a strong advocate for mothers of color. Hopefully, with her partnership put an end to these biases and keep more of our mothers alive and with their families.”

###