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Most Democrats favored the bill (172 yeas to 63 nays), while a slighter majority of Republicans voted against (91 yeas to 108 nays). Every member of the House voted. (There is one vacancy, created by the recent death of Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a Democrat of Ohio.) [image:343 align=right size=preview hspace=10 vspace=10]

Maternal/child mortality

The UNICEF report below, issued yesterday (9/19/08), corroborates my experience in Kenya.  In May of this year in the village of Kaluoki a midwife told me of the deaths of several women from hemorrhage during childbirth or miscarriage.  No one in the village or anywhere nearby owns a car, and so a woman in distress is taken to the n

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