Morgan Tucker is a Phoenix resident.
Mothers in Arizona and across the U.S. depend on Medicaid
By: Morgan Tucker - May 19, 2023
America has a maternal mortality crisis. Research shows the U.S. mortality rate is more than three times higher than other industrialized nations, with an average of 24 deaths per 100,000 births in 2020. This crisis, however, overwhelmingly impacts mothers of color — mortality rates for Black and American Indian and Alaska Native women are two […]
In Kari Lake’s Arizona, my high risk pregnancy would be illegal
By: Morgan Tucker - October 3, 2022
A judge has allowed a Civil War-era abortion law to take effect in Arizona, which dates back to 1864 and bans nearly all abortions in the state. One of the most extreme bans in the country, it threatens doctors with a two-to-five year prison sentence. I know first-hand how cruel and horrifying this law is […]
Arizona’s senseless restrictions compromised my access to care
By: Morgan Tucker - March 25, 2021
My husband and I were delighted to learn we were expecting twins just three weeks after our wedding at my “advanced maternal age” of 37. Our joy abruptly dissipated when we discovered that our son had a critical heart defect that was causing blood to pump into his lungs.