The 2013 Save the Children Children’s Mother Index is just out. Read the stats. U.S. #30; Canada #22. Good old Finland is #1. I think what we have here is a clear argument that socialized medicine is contributing to world over-population by protecting babies and mothers.
Finland is the best place to be a mother, with the risk of death through pregnancy one in 12,200 and Finnish children getting almost 17 years of formal education.
Sweden, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands were also in the top 10, with the US trailing at 30.
Surprisingly, the report found that the US has the highest death rate in newborns in the industrialised world, with 11,300 babies dying on the day they are born each year.
via BBC News – DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children.