The US is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth. Because maternal mortality is used as a way to measure the efficacy of entire healthcare systems, thus means we are all in trouble even if we will not give birth. This is a disgrace. It points to our failure to put people above profits. It points the belief held by many that people without health insurance are just too lazy to work. I have been poor but i had the ability and the family support to pull myself out of poverty. I know that many people do not have these advantages. I do not want to live in a society that leaves sick peoples to die or puts them in prison as is the case with the victims of drug addiction or mental illness. Turning them into criminals does not make my life better or safer. What are you prepared to do?