The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among wealthy countries. And it may get worse as abortions become more difficult to obtain, say public health experts.
Author: Robin Fields
Robin Fields has been a reporter with ProPublica since 2008. She became a senior editor in 2010 and was later promoted to managing editor in 2013. As an editor, she has overseen projects on political dark money, injection wells, the military’s handling of traumatic brain injuries, police violence in post-Katrina New Orleans, cell tower deaths and the nation's troubled system of death investigations. Fields was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for her work on dialysis, which was also honored by IRE and the Society of Professional Journalists and received the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism. Before joining ProPublica, Fields spent nine years as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times.