Carter Issues Statement on

Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

Rep. Brenda Carter stands at the podium on the House floor, presenting the BMHW Resolution. Other Reps. are pictured behind her in support of her speaking.

State Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) delivers a speech to introduce the Black Maternal Health Week resolution on April 18, 2024, on the House floor in the Capitol in Lansing.

LANSING, Mich., April 18, 2024 — State Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) introduced a resolution in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week today, which started on April 11. In celebration of the resolution, Carter issued the following statement: 

“This resolution is about saving the lives of Black mothers and their babies. It’s about equity and access to affordable quality care during and after pregnancy. And most importantly, this resolution for Black Maternal Health Week is about taking a stand to demand better care for Black women and their babies. We must work together to decrease the infant mortality rates and increase healthier birthing outcomes for Black women.”