Black Birthing Bill of Rights

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The Black Birthing Bill of Rights states that all Black people receive “respectful, equitable, and high-quality pre and postpartum care.” It is a resource for self-advocacy and for prompting policymakers and institutions to better support Black people who are pregnant.

“The Black Birthing Bill of Rights is a resource for every black person that engages in maternity care. We want each black woman and birthing person to know their rights and to have the tools to confidently exercise these rights. The Bill of Rights also serves as guidance for government programs, hospitals, maternity providers and others as they transform their policies, procedures, and practices to meet the needs of Black birthing people.”