On Friday October 11, 2019 Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB464 that expands women’s reproductive health care rights and helps reduce preventable maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women by requiring implicit bias training for all doctors and medical providers, including those providing prenatal care.

“Black women do deserve better,” states California Senator Holly Mitchell and ABWP’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Recipient. “When we recognize that the black maternal mortality rate is four times higher of other racial groups that is why the bill is before you today.”