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.”
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.
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.
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.
Anti-choicers want to criminalize abortion, but investigating women who have miscarried is taking it too far?
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!
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.
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.
By the time you read this piece, I should soon be holding my new son in my arms.
With eight weeks to go, I realized I’m missing the obvious — there’s a baby on the way in December.