Ga. Dem Sarah Riggs Amico: Black Women in Georgia Have ‘a Higher Maternal Mortality Rate than Women in Iraq’

‘I’m sure if you are Brian Kemp or if you are David Perdue, sitting from a point of tremendous privilege, the world looks different’

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RIGGS AMICO: “First and foremost, as a white, wealthy man, I don’t think David Perdue has any business invalidating the experience of black women in the state. Particularly with respect to some of the statistics Stacey mentioned. Here in Georgia, we have the highest maternal mortality rate in the nation. Three times the national average. And it’s 50 percent greater for black women. That puts black women in Georgia with a higher maternal mortality rate than women in Iraq just as an example.”

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