The sequester will make this Mother's Day less happy for some.
The sequester will make this Mother's Day less happy for some.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Sequestering our mothers

The sequester will make this Mother's Day less happy for some.
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Rank of low-income mothers, particularly women of color, among those expected to be hit hardest by automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester that took effect in March: 1

Amount the sequester will cut from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC: $333 million

Rank of the South among U.S. regions with the largest percentage of households eligible for WIC's prenatal services: 1

Amount the sequester is set to cut next year from programs that fight domestic violence and sexual assault: $20 million

Estimated number of domestic violence victims who will not be served as a result of those cuts: 112,190

Percent of domestic violence victims losing access to those services who live in the South: 31

Amount the sequester will cut from women's health programs that primarily serve lower-income women: $86 million

Amount it will cut from the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, which provides prenatal care and other services to reduce infant mortality: $50 million

Rank of the South among U.S. regions with the highest rate of premature and underweight births: 1

Amount the sequester will cut from the Safe Motherhood Initiative that aims to prevent pregnancy-related deaths: $4 million

Of the 11 states with the highest maternal mortality rates, number in the South: 5*

Amount the sequester will cut from Title X family planning and reproductive health services: $24 million

Of all poor U.S. women who obtain contraceptive services, portion who do so at a Title X-supported center: 1/4

Percent of pregnancies of women between the ages of 20 and 29 who live below the poverty line that are unplanned: nearly 50

Rank of the South among U.S. regions with the highest rate of unplanned pregnancies: 1

For every $1 invested in family planning, amount averted in Medicaid expenditures: $4

* 1. Washington, D.C. (34.9), 2. Georgia (20.5), 3. New Mexico (16.9), 4. Maryland (16.5), 5. New York (16), 6. Louisiana (15.9), 7. Mississippi (15.2), 8. Arkansas (14.6), 9. Delaware and Michigan (13.6), 10. Florida (13.1)

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