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Overcoming Stigma: A Film Story of Stillbirth, Miscarriage

My first miscarriage occurred at six weeks. My second was at almost eleven weeks. The grief was alarming but I did what many women do – my best to quietly “carry on.”

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Addressing the “Silent Sorrow” of Stillbirth

As women who experienced the loss of a baby proved to me so long ago, we can use our experiences to help others. In the weeks after I buried my son, I resolved to follow in the footsteps of those women who reached out to me when I needed it most.

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Dear Rep. Franklin: I Submit My Used Tampons as Evidence

As Amie reported earlier, Georgia Rep. Bobby Franklin is pushing legislation to criminalize miscarriage.  Jill Filipovic suggests we help him by sending in our used tampons.

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Miscarriage-as-Murder Bill Center of GOP War on Women

Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta, GA) of “rape victims aren’t victims” and, now, miscarriage is “prenatal murder” infamy, is not simply a “Lone Ranger,” as some call him. He’s exactly what happens when we allow a GOP full-scale war on women, girls and families to get this far.

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But We Didn’t Ask for This!

Anti-choicers want to criminalize abortion, but investigating women who have miscarried is taking it too far?

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Afternoon Roundup: Miscarriage as Murder in Georgia, Working Mothers Make Children Sick – Literally?

Miscarriage, oops, I mean “prenatal murder” in Georgia; Choose Life plates in North Carolina; and according to a new study mothers who work outside the home are actually making our children sick!

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Denied treatment for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy? We want to know.

Here at the National Women’s Law Center we are trying to identify instances where this practice may have occurred. What happens when women with pregnancy complications go to the emergency room for treatment? If you or someone you know has experienced a delay or denial of treatment, we want to know. Help us bring this hidden issue out from the shadows: share your story with us.

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RH Reality Check’s Most Read Stories of 2010

The ten most read stories on RH Reality Check this year include Christine O’Donnell’s crusade against masturbation, a look at how universities deal with sex in dorms, and early reporting of the Utah legislation that sought to criminalize miscarriage.

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You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

By the time you read this piece, I should soon be holding my new son in my arms.

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Eventually You Have To Admit You’re Having a Baby

With eight weeks to go, I realized I’m missing the obvious — there’s a baby on the way in December.

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