The best thing that came out of the screening was an expressed desire by all attendees to further the conversation of how local barriers to access to reproductive health could be addressed.
Maternal and Infant Mortality Campaign
Reproaction’s maternal and infant mortality campaign aims to promote a deeper understanding of unnecessarily high mortality rates in Arkansas and Missouri. We center this portion of our work on racial disparities found between white and Black women. One of our priorities is to connect maternal and infant mortality rates with other issues more broadly. We also call out the lack of leadership and action from political leaders and organizations that claim to be pro-life by engaging in direct action to heighten visibility and a sense of urgency around pregnancy-related issues.
We host screenings of Fusion TV’s documentary, Death by Delivery, which is a film that highlights the racial disparity in maternal mortality. The best way to find out about upcoming screenings in Missouri and Arkansas is to join our email list.
We’re also doing some very exciting work focused on closing the rural healthcare gap, so join our email list and stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to get involved with this aspect of our campaign.
You don’t have to live in Missouri or Arkansas to take action. We currently have two ways for people to help us raise awareness from anywhere: the first is our photo campaign and the other is through the #MaternalMondays hashtag.
For more information on how you and/or your organization can participate and take action through this campaign contact us by email at email@example.com.
You can also follow our work online through the hashtags #DeathByDeliveryMO, #DeathByDeliveryAR, and #MaternalMondays.
This campaign is funded in part by the Ms. Foundation for Women.