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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Washington Post on Murder of Mothers

Here's an important news article, first of a series, on homicide of pregnant women or new mothers.  The article quotes a study of maternal deaths in Maryland which reports that such women are more likely to die of homicide than any other cause. "Homicide accounted for 50 of 247 maternal deaths in Maryland over a six-year period — more than 20 percent. It had caused more deaths than cardiovascular disorders, embolisms or accidents."  (Here are the second and third parts of the series, and a critical review from Slate.) [Jack Chin]

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