I kissed three faces. ‘We’ll be okay, but–’ Tears flooded my eyes again at the thought of not having a fourth face to kiss.
The children conceived in rape are no less human and no less innocent victims of the crime than their mothers.
By arguing that a baby in the womb is simply a trivial ‘clump of cells,’ the left tells mothers who have miscarried or delivered a stillborn child that their suffering does not matter.
Algorithms help women celebrate babies on the way, but when that baby is miscarried or stillborn, they seem to magnify the pain.
If you are family or a friend of angel parents who have lost a baby, do what you can to let them know that they are not alone. Show them they are surrounded by love.
Savita Halappanavar’s name was invoked to repeal Ireland’s life protections, and Emma Watson just did it again. But using her story this way is simply a misrepresentation of the facts.
Nebraska’s commemorative birth certificates for miscarried children respect the dignity of the unborn and validate parents’ grief.
Ed Sheeran is mad that pro-lifers are playing his song ‘Small Bump’ to encourage voters to vote against a referendum to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban.
Despite one of the laxest abortion laws in the world, on rare occasions women have been prosecuted and jailed in the U.K. for illegal abortions.
Instead of discarding babies’ remains, this hospital offers parents the choice of a group grave financially covered by the hospital or a private burial at the parents’ expense.
If organizers want to talk about reproductive rights, they need to address the widespread but completely neglected issue of pregnancy loss.
At our weakest, we had no social script to lean on and no ritual to follow, because the rules for pregnancy loss have been different than all other types of death.
Jill Filipovic faults pro-lifers for not publicizing the in-utero deaths Flint’s poisoned water caused so she can defend abortion—which literally causes millions of in-utero deaths.
The defensiveness at Serena Williams’s remark rather than rush to celebrate her body’s uniquely female creative work implies that women who don’t have children agree that they are missing something.
Jay and Bey are helping others on fertility journeys know they’re not alone. For those facing setbacks on the road to building a family, that in itself is meaningful.
Infertility is not a traumatic event but rather a state of being traumatized, so the stages of recovery and grief become a way of life, not a stage of life.
Families can seek out their churches and families for comfort when they experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, just as they would after the death of an older child.
‘I didn’t care about fame or fortune, big house, fancy career, nice car—none of that has ever been important to me. I just wanted to be a mom.’
The human in utero is fully human, and when we casually dismiss this tiny, precious human, we dismiss and disrespect so much more of the human experience.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s willingness to publicly address a past miscarriage, their struggle to conceive this time around, and joyfully embrace their twins is important.
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