If you can buy or borrow a print copy of The Nation’s Sept. 26/Oct. 3, 2016 issue, I recommend the column titled Fatal Births by Katha Pollitt.
Ms. Pollitt explores pregnancy-related deaths of mothers in Texas, where the so-called pro-life movement has made progress in carrying out its agenda while actually putting lives at risk. She points out that some of these fatalities are due to things we don’t ordinarily think of when we use the narrow expression “dying in childbirth”.
I wish I could include a link to this column, but it isn’t available online to the general public.
If you have a chance to read this piece, please note that it’s necessary to turn the page to see the last few paragraphs.