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With black babies, moms at high risk in SF, project pairs them with caregivers
San Francisco Chronicle

When Marna Armstead experienced bleeding early in her pregnancy 18 years ago, she feared she might miscarry and brought up her concerns at a prenatal appointment. Her longtime obstetrician-gynecologist gave some her unexpected advice: Get an abortion.

“She didn’t know if I was in a relationship or whether I had support,” said Armstead, who is black.

Armstead was clear. She was keeping her baby. Her doctor would be the one to go.