MADISON (WKOW) -- Dozens gathered at James Madison Park on Monday for a rally calling attention to improving maternity care in the U.S.
"The major issue is that in the U.S., we spend more for birth than any other country in the world, yet we are 45th in terms of outcomes," Cara Coburn Faris, a rally organizer, said. "And that is just unacceptable."
Organizers say nine out of 10 women receive care that increases, rather than decreases, the risks of harm to them and their babies.
"We have the costliest per birth system in the world and a large portion of that cost is due to the fact that women are having surgeries."
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