US Has Highest 1st-Day Infant Death Rate In The Industrialized World: Anti-choice activists have waged war against health resources that help prevent infant deaths. Repub lawmakers advance measures at the expense of the low-income women relying on clinics for primary care. Anti-abortion activists fight against programs proven to do a better job at preventing unplanned pregnancies than abstinence-only curricula.
The breakdown of sudden unexpected infant deaths by cause in 2013 is as follows: 45% of cases were categorized as sudden infant death syndrome, followed by unknown cause (31%), and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (24%).
Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths - See more at: https://www.franciscanhealth.org/news-and-events/news/reducing-risk-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-and-other-sleep-related-infant-deaths#sthash.H2FN9tUx.dpuf