We live in a day and age where very few women should die in childbirth. In spite of spending more on health care than any other country, some 40 countries usually do better than the U.S. on maternal mortality rankings. One oil-rich African nation does a lot worse: Nigeria.
Illinois lawmakers are considering some hot-button measures this week. The state House of Representatives has voted down a medical-marijuana bill and approved an expansion of rights for same-sex couples.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would license nationally certified midwives to attend home births in the state without supervision by a physician or an advanced nurse.The measure’s chief sponsor, state Rep.