Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health
Bipartisan legislation was enacted in the 115th Congress to support maternal mortality review committees and increase the supply of maternal health providers in underserved areas. Members of the 116th Congress have built extensively on that progress.
The table below summarizes bills introduced to improve maternal health outcomes and address persistent dire inequities, including much higher rates of maternal mortality and morbidity among Black and Indigenous versus white women.
Last updated July 16, 2020. Download a PDF version here.
- Past as Present: America’s Sordid History of Medical Reproductive Abuse and Experimentation (October 2020)
- Executive Summary: Improving Our Maternity Care Now (September 2020)
- Improving Our Maternity Care Now (September 2020)