Tuesday, May 09, 2006

U.S. ranks near bottom of first world countries in children's survival...

According to the annual State of the World's Mothers report, as reported by CNN.com:

Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children, said the report card "illustrates the direct line between the status of mothers and the status of their children."

"In countries where mothers do well, children do well," he said in a written statement accompanying the report.

Unfortunately, that same report has little good to say about the mortality rate of children in the U.S.:

Only Latvia, with six deaths per 1,000 live births, has a higher death rate for newborns than the United States, which is tied near the bottom of industrialized nations with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with five deaths per 1,000 births.

What must these reality-based facts say, then, about the status of mothers in the U.S.?

Once again, we point you to MomsRising.org for questions, answers, and actions you can take.

More to follow...

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