AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dozens of women die from pregnancy or delivery complications every year across the state and black mothers are twice as likely to die than other women.

According to 2012 data from the state’s task force on maternal mortality, about 28 black mothers died during every 100,000 live births. That’s compared to fewer than 14 white or Hispanic mothers.

The Black Mamas Community Collective came together at the Capitol Monday to highlight what it’s doing to lower risks.

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