Friday, February 28, 2014

Do you know someone who has had a miscarriage?

Sent to me by a friend who recently had a miscarriage, I thought this post worth sharing. While infertility and adoption are big words on my blog, miscarriage isn't, simply because I haven't had one, in the technical sense, and I don't preach on what I don't know. 

But I thought this article was outstanding in encouraging people who believe life does begin at conception, to truly rally around a woman who has lost a real, had a beating heart, baby. I've had many friends lose babies, and because I have dealt with infertility, I've learned what is good to say and what isn't. 

When it comes to miscarriage, here's what you should say. 

"That stinks."

Because it truly does. Instead of trying to open our mouths and make "encouraging" statements that are only hurtful and not helpful, let's just tell them we wish this hadn't happened. They don't need to get over it in a certain amount of time. They don't need to be told that they shouldn't name the child or count them amongst the children they have. 

Here's a link to the article:  Why miscarriage matters when you're pro-life.

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