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Elizabeth Warren unveils new plan to make childbirth safer for African American women

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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/25/2019 6:28:40 PM

Elizabeth Warren has detailed a plan to incentivise hospitals to make childbirth safer for African American women. The candidate, who has unveiled a number of comprehensive platforms for her possible presidency, is being met with praise for the proposed policy, which she revealed at the She the People conference in Texas. “Black moms in our country are dying from childbirth-related causes 3-4 times more often than white moms,” Warren said in a tweet accompanying video of her talk on the policy. “Any meaningful solution to our maternal mortality crisis must address structural racism as a root cause of this problem.

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Structural racism forces black women to become pregnant when very young, before marriage, and to forego proper prenatal care, including proper diet, avoidance of street drugs, and bothering to get regular checkups, even though such care is available for free via Medicaid. Structural racism must also cause problems with high blood pressure, diabetes, etc, and people showing up at the emergency room with untreated end-stage diseases.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger 4/25/2019 6:33:26 PM (No. 45533)
I suspect that anything that makes childbirth less safe for African American women has absolutely nothing to do with skin color. This one is today; what scheme will she invent tomorrow to try to buy more votes?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant 4/25/2019 6:38:07 PM (No. 45502)
Let the pandering begin. Oh, wait, I mean "continue."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EQKimball 4/25/2019 6:42:28 PM (No. 45525)
Well, you knew it was going to involve two things: First, blame white people. Second, spend more money. The formula never changes, it just adapts to every possible situation.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: susieq1 4/25/2019 6:44:10 PM (No. 45516)
Personally, I don´t believe this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MainelySane 4/25/2019 6:46:59 PM (No. 45510)
In the U.S. black babies are being aborted by at least 3 times the rate of white babies.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Phantomll 4/25/2019 6:48:26 PM (No. 45521)
This sounds very racist! s/
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ScottC 4/25/2019 6:59:10 PM (No. 45519)
If I wanted to do a parody of a desperate, pandering lunatic leftist there isn´t a thing Warren is doing that I would change. This is going to be comedy gold.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob 4/25/2019 7:00:51 PM (No. 45535)
I suppose one of the causes would be extremely high rates of abortion for urban black women. That has nothing to do with ´structural´ racism. Maybe if you connect the founders to ´Planned´ Parenthood.

Otherwise I would think that low income as a result of the black community having a very low percentage of fathers in the households. Government handouts are a poor substitute for fathers and their incomes.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tsquare 4/25/2019 7:02:00 PM (No. 45504)
Fta “Literally financial incentives for them to do right and penalties if they do wrong. I’ll be damned.” The “bbook” shows thar medical circumstances have something to do with the higher death rate. So do life circumstances, obesity, genetics,..most of which a hospital has no control. Llawatha is damned from the getgo
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Butch 4/25/2019 7:05:54 PM (No. 45528)
As much as I loathe Elizabeth Warren, at least she´s got some ideas. Many are bad ideas, and some are absolutely dreadful (e.g., forgiving student loans while letting universities off the hook), but at least she has some. Beto Gutierrez O´Rourke, Mayor Pete, and Kamala Harris -- not so much.

I think that Trump will trounce any Democrat, regardless (or because!) of the polls that show him 8 points behind Joe Biden.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: voxpopuli 4/25/2019 7:09:18 PM (No. 45530)
i GOT it!!
send them to Beverly Hills or Westchester or any other hospital and doctors that work exclusively with the rich..
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grounded 4/25/2019 7:10:41 PM (No. 45517)
Did Lizzie get the official okey dokey from planned Parenthood for this scheme? PP was founded with the objective of eliminating the Black race after all.

Supposedly having an abortion or two carries greater risks for women during subsequent pregnancies. Given the success of Planned Parenthood in performing abortions of Black fetuses, I wonder if some of these at risk women fall into that category.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/25/2019 7:11:26 PM (No. 45526)
Just let more light in? Only a guess. I´ll worry about it more tomorrow.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/25/2019 7:11:57 PM (No. 45518)
One way to make childbirth safer for African American women would be to stop aborting black babies.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: pittgrad95 4/25/2019 7:13:44 PM (No. 45539)
So is she the ‘new’ Margaret Sanger? Perhaps black women should know what good ole Maggie’s plans were back in the day...to control the black population...and her Planned Parenthood today still controls the black population perhaps in quieter, discreet ways. But PP is fully supported by the Democratic Party and they aim for the black vote every election cycle. Funny ain’t it?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mgmee 4/25/2019 7:32:09 PM (No. 45511)
To make peace with Black America Senator Spreading Bull can´t smokem peace pipe loaded with wacky weed, she is going to smokem crack pipe loaded with crack.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 4/25/2019 7:55:02 PM (No. 45513)
Ummm - - like - - maybe they should get married - - like - - BEFORE having babies?

Maybe - - ummm - - maybe that will lead to less anxiety and - - like - - safer birthing conditions?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena 4/25/2019 8:02:00 PM (No. 45532)
Is it because they are black or because they are overweight, on drugs, have high blood pressure, etc.? Why not make childbirth safer for everyone who needs help?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/25/2019 8:07:29 PM (No. 45543)
Fauxquahontas ( thanx Howie) can fix this for you. You have the kid, she´ll pay for it. Oooops, we´ll pay for it. Not.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 4/25/2019 8:10:23 PM (No. 45507)
I didn’t see any real substance here. Just a broad brush stroke swipe at the whiteness of medicine and a need to throw more money at it. There is no way one can police these women’s health - their diet, their use of alcohol and/or drugs, their reckless behavior with men (even while pregnant), the possibility of underlying or acquired diseases that affect their babies, the list could go on and on. No amount of government money will cause people to change their behavior, baby or no…

More “feel good” pandering...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: KTWO 4/25/2019 8:13:18 PM (No. 45536)
Poster notices that a higher death-rate may not reflect poorer medical care.

Age, income, education, support from a partner or family, prenatal care, are only a few of the factors to consider.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/25/2019 8:20:29 PM (No. 45505)
Good one, Squaw Liz. Just wondering how THIS would move the country forward. By the way, Lizzie, are these women Americans or Africans?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/25/2019 8:26:10 PM (No. 45534)
Make it easier to pop em out and sign up for welfare as soon as possible. How about making things safer for all American women.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses 4/25/2019 8:26:56 PM (No. 45540)
Poco the Hauntis has a grab bag of goodies. She keeps digging in the bag and pulling out the latest one. Can´t wait for the next.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: anniebc 4/25/2019 8:30:22 PM (No. 45537)
This means run, black women, run! Elizabeth Warren is here to help.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: shalimar 4/25/2019 8:36:35 PM (No. 45512)
As far as I know this pattern exists throughout the world. For example, I recall reading a study of pregnancy outcomes among military women in the U.S. Everyone had access to the same military healthcare. Same facilities, same doctors.

Black women still had substantially worse outcomes than white women.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Senator.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: jkcinsalem 4/25/2019 8:41:20 PM (No. 45524)
The black abortion rate could very well contribute to later complications when attempting to bear a child. Multiple abortions can really screw you up, in more ways then one.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: emmajustin 4/25/2019 8:50:02 PM (No. 45515)
How does this policy allow for more abortions, that is the only thing dem women care about?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: janjan 4/25/2019 8:55:34 PM (No. 45527)
What else can she throw at the wall hoping it will stick? No mention of course that 75% of black births are illegitimate and zero discussion on more black babies are aborted than born. Just the usual mumbling about how someone must be a racist.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MissGrits 4/25/2019 9:02:19 PM (No. 45500)
The disproportionate thing that causes black childbirth related deaths is abortion ... and she supports that! Sheeeesh! This takes hypocrisy to new levels.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: anonymous 4/25/2019 9:05:38 PM (No. 45538)
What about making childbirth safer for babies....
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Reply 32 - Posted by: mizzmac 4/25/2019 9:06:33 PM (No. 45509)
I understand Ms. Warren is going for the soundbite, not the solution--but I suspect there are many factors--long before actual delivery--that affect this discrepancy. Poor nutrition, diabetes, maternal drug use, lack of proper pre-natal care....all could contribute. And all the money in the world to incentivize "safe deliveries" for women of color will not change this. But that´s not the point, right?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: M2 4/25/2019 9:13:31 PM (No. 45508)
Oh, great. Why doesn’t she unveil a new plan to make Chicago safe? Or Seattle? Or San Francisco? Or Baltimore?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: padiva 4/25/2019 9:31:16 PM (No. 45522)
#34 or Boston
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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/25/2019 9:35:43 PM (No. 45523)
How many times has the faux squaw being in the hood?

I am an "American" Please address American citizens that way. Stop pandering to blacks. I always vote.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/25/2019 9:36:24 PM (No. 45529)
Apologies. Meant to say "Been"
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Reply 37 - Posted by: lakerman1 4/25/2019 9:43:23 PM (No. 45506)
Blacks, men and women, are more likely than other races to suffer from hypertension. That, in turn, combined with high obesity rate for black women, can mess up their kidneys and cause gestational diabetes.
Some young black women snort cocaine to bring on labor. They, and others of their ilk, smoke, use drugs, and drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Why does Lizzie blame the hospitals for the elevated death rates for black women during childbirth, when they are doing the damage to themselves?
This is insane.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 4/25/2019 9:50:10 PM (No. 45542)
I suppose "dying from childbirth-related causes" would include women who die as a result of a botched abortion.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Nimby 4/25/2019 9:54:50 PM (No. 45541)
Holier than thou attitude from a White woman who posed as native American to climb up her career ladder. Does this idiot realize that PPP was started to abort African American babies??
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 4/25/2019 10:32:00 PM (No. 45503)
So it is racism that more of them die in childbirth? Give me a break. Probably this is poor prenatal care more than anything else.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Ben Around 4/25/2019 10:44:59 PM (No. 45531)

I thought the democrat line is they are supposed to abort, not give birth.
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