Happy Mothers’ Day, maybe — the U.S. is one of the worst places in the industrialized world to be a mother. That is, at least, according to a report published earlier this week by Save The Children. The NGO based its index on “the lifetime risk of maternal death, the under-five mortality rate, years of formal schooling, income per capita, and the participation of women in government.” The U.S. ranked 30th, according to the measure.


  1. thebookofdave says

    Yea, well at least we’re holding our own against third world toilets. And we’re doing it without socialized medicine!

  2. smrnda says

    Whenever I run across “USA USA WE’RE THE BEST” proponents I ask them to cite a single statistic that makes this look the best country to live.

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