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To Rice University Students, Texas’ Maternal Mortality Is A ‘Social Justice Issue’

Two of the students, Snigdha Banda and Raj Dalal, said maternal mortality is something that can be fixed

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Rice University students Snigdha Banda and Raj Dalal came to Austin to study the maternal mortality crisis in Texas.

A group of students at Rice University embarked on a trip to Austin last spring to study maternal mortality in Texas. The students say health disparities and social justice issues are at the core of why some women are dying while pregnant or shortly after giving birth.

Two of the students, Snigdha Banda and Raj Dalal, said maternal mortality is something that can be fixed.

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