Friday, March 18, 2016

Good reading: "Why miscarriage matters?"

Here's a link that's really good reading: "Why Miscarriage Matters If You're Pro-Life".  It's an older post, but it's very good. Here's a snippet of it:

Here are some of the mixed messages I received -- sometimes just hinted at, other times outright: 
An aborted baby deserves to be grieved. A miscarried one deserves to be gotten over. And quickly
An aborted baby could have been the next Einstein or Bach or Mother Theresa. A miscarried baby was probably damaged goods.
Please go read the rest over at The Lewis Note, because the author offers some really helpful thoughts about consistency in our thinking about the unborn and also some wonderful ideas about how to support those who have suffered a miscarriage.

When I found this post, it resonated with me simply because it resonated with so many of the stories I read as I was editing "Not Alone". I wanted to signal-boost such important thoughts.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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Caffeine Girl said...

Hi, Jessica! Excuse me for being blunt, but a person would have to be incredibly insensitive to brush off someone else's miscarriage. The hopes and dreams begin before conception for many of us! I was fortunate to have two healthy pregnancies, but I can still understand that a miscarriage is the loss of a person!

Jessica Snell said...

Hi, Caffeine Girl! I agree that it seems wild, but people really do say that sort of thing to those who've miscarried. I hope posts like this raise a bit of awareness. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! :)