As the Supreme Court ponders the Mississippi state law on abortion, let’s look at some data.

Mississippi is one of the worst places to be born in the United States.

Image of Postcard (Open Commons)

First the good news: although the maternal mortality rate increased significantly in the U.S. between 2018 and 2019 (20.1 deaths per 100,000 live births for 2019 versus 17.4 in…