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U.S. maternal death rate is appalling

U.S. maternal death rate is appalling

Learning that “the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed countries,” makes me furious (“Maternal death rate is an embarrassment,” Dec. 27). And it should anger everyone regardless of gender. I can think of many of reasons for this appalling statistic and perhaps they should be considered.

First and foremost is how the United States squanders billions policing the world. Isn’t it time for our government to put Americans first? Furthermore, supporting the European military through NATO gives those nations the ability to lavish...

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