Texas has highest pregnancy-related death rate in developed world, study says Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state's skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world. Legislators introduced proposals to address the issue after a University of Maryland-led study found that the state's maternal mortality rate doubled between 2010 and 2012. But several key measures didn't even make it to a vote, falling victim to Republican infighting over other issues. Texas has highest pregnancy-related death rate in developed world, study says ___________________________________________________ This is due to not expanding Medicaid and cuts in their PP. Aren't you so proud to be a Texan. I remember their Church shooting not long ago, hard to feel sorry for those Christians who vote for Republicans that take healthcare away from those in need. Disgusting.