Pro-Life Sangisetty Calls Attention to Dismal Infant Mortality Rate in the 3rd District “Being Pro-Life is about protecting the born and unborn.”

September 8, 2010

Vows to fight for children before and after they are born

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisiana’s Third District, said the 3rd Congressional District’s infant mortality rate is a serious problem that needs urgent attention.

“Every single parish in this district has an infant mortality rate higher than the national average,” Sangisetty, a pro-life Democrat said. “This is a moral imperative. The federal government hasn’t delivered for the children of South Louisiana. Being Pro-life is about protecting the born and unborn. Creating a culture of life means we need to protect our infants.”

The national infant mortality rate average is 6.22 deaths per 1,000 live births. The 3rd Congressional District suffers 8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.

“We need to fund prenatal care in this country and make sure that expecting mothers have the resources to safely carry their children to term,” Sangisetty said. “As your next congressman, I’ll fight for South Louisiana to have the resources necessary to make sure our infants see their first birthday. It is our responsibility to protect both the born and unborn children.”

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