Homicide is leading cause of death among pregnant women, report shows

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Hundreds of women die each year due to pregnancy-related complications in the U.S., but that’s not how most pregnant women are dying.


Murder is the No. 1 cause of death for women, and in the past two weeks, two pregnant teenagers were killed in Central Florida.

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Reports show the homicides are directly connected to domestic violence with their partners and gun use.

In a 10-year span, 66% of the pregnant women killed across the country were fatally shot.

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