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Study: Pregnancy-Related Deaths On The Rise In Texas

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Pregnancy-related deaths in Texas are on the rise.

The state's maternal mortality nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, according to new research in the Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Researchers looked at rates across the country and noted no other state saw such a sharp increase.

The study mentioned "changes to the provision of women's health services" — a reference to cuts made by state lawmakers in 2011 that stripped funding from Planned Parenthood and other women's health and family planning services — but the researchers stopped short of saying whether that policy change had any effect on the numbers.

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