Canadian Government recognizes the grief of losing a pre-born child

By We Need a Law The Liberal government has promised changes to legislation to allow paid leave for workers recovering from late-term pregnancy loss and stillbirth. Introducing the proposed benefit in the House of Commons in November, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Every parent should have time to heal from the …

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Hospital Gives Grieving Couple Their Miscarried Baby to Bury — in a Biohazard Bucket

The hospital’s attitude added to their grief over the loss of their child. By Sarah Terzo Lindsey and April Woods lost their daughter Remy to a miscarriage in the second trimester. Remy was diagnosed in utero with 45x/46xy, a rare disorder that can cause severe disabilities. April and Lindsey refused abortion. Counselor Thinks Death is Better …

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This “disenfranchised grief” is a societal Achilles heel

By Dave Andrusko Corrine Barraclough is a columnist for the Daily Mail of Australia. The title of a her story flat-out grabbed me “The Secret Grief of Abortion.” As did a kind of term-of-art mentioned later by a counselor who deals with traumas: “disenfranchised grief.” I looked up the term and it refers to grief …

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Post-abortion syndrome and “disenfranchised grief”

By Dave Andrusko Corrine Barraclough is a columnist for the Daily Mail of Australia. The title of a recent story flat-out grabbed me “The Secret Grief of Abortion.” As did a kind of term-of-art mentioned later by a counselor who deals with traumas: “disenfranchised grief.” I looked up the term and it refers to grief …

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Postabortion woman finds feminists don’t like discussing abortion grief

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice author, who wrote a book on women’s experiences after an abortion, described how one woman felt grief after she aborted her baby [1]. The young woman felt that pro-choice friends did not want to hear about her struggles after the abortion. … Karen cannot make sense of her grief. She …

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Post-abortion woman describes anger and grief

By Sarah Terzo From one woman who had an abortion: “The abortion itself was nothing and I was all right immediately afterwards. But then, as time went by, resentment began to set in. I quarreled with my mother, argued with my husband – I took my mistake out on the rest of the world. 2 …

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A “radical shift in outlook,” brought about by the birth of her daughter, enables mother to let go of the grief at losing her own father

By Dave Andrusko The post is so stunning, so beautifully written, so intense that I will not spend more than a few sentences telling you that rewire news was the last place in this galaxy that I expected to read, “Only Through Becoming a Parent Have I Been Able to Let Go of My Grief …

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Abortion and the human response to suffering

By Dave Andrusko This is the last post of the week and it will be different. Why? Because the original intent–commenting on a column written about actress Amy Brenneman who said it’s not acceptable for abortion to be continually “demonized” despite being “the law of the land”–led me in a totally different direction than anticipated. …

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Spoken word poem addressed to mothers who chose abortion: I’m sorry you felt like you didn’t have any other option

By Texas Right to Life “Years ago, I learned what really happened to pre-born babies during the different abortion procedures, and I was just devastated,” says Bernadine Barber, a spoken word poet. Barber uploaded her poem, “Condolences” to YouTube last month and hopes to reach the hearts of women who have experienced the tragedy of …

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