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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Rep. Lawrence, Leadership of the Bipartisan and Democratic Women’s Caucuses, Send Letter to CDC Leadership Regarding the Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women

March 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), joined by the leadership of the Bipartisan and Democratic Women’s Caucuses, Reps. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL), Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requesting the prioritization of research into how COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, impacts pregnant and postpartum women.

“As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, researchers and medical professionals are working around the clock to learn more about this virus and how we can stop the spread,” said Rep. Lawrence. “We know that older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions are at risk, but questions remain about what, if any, extra precautions should be taken by expecting mothers.”

“To help remove some doubt from expecting mothers, as well as those who recently gave birth, my colleagues and I urge the CDC to conduct further research on the intersection between Coronavirus and pregnancy,” continued Rep. Lawrence. “Being able to provide mothers with specific instructions and guidelines will allow them to focus on what they do best—raising their kids.”


Full text of the letter can be found PDF iconhere.