Category Archives: Miscarriage

The story behind a children’s literary classic

LoveYouForeverby Carder

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.

For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song.

Out popped Love You Forever, pretty much the way it is in the book.

~ Children’s author Robert Munsch sharing the story behind the classic story Love You Forever, via POP Sugar, December 20

War on Women, Extreme Edition: prison for miscarriage?


Following the devastating Democrat rout last week, commentators on both sides of the political spectrum have proclaimed the “war on women” battle cry dead.

While abortion enthusiasts may now be forced to retire that exact terminology, and while they may also be forced to temper their hysterical push for free contraceptives (also because the new Republican “let’s offer them over-the-counter” counter-offensive terrifies Planned Parenthood), rest assured they will repackage the message.

In fact, they already have.

The abortion lobby has pushed a version of this forever, but they revealed their next PR campaign in a New York Times op ed on November 8.

Their previous version was that mothers procuring back alley abortions will be thrown in prison should abortion be made illegal.

Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life handily refuted that when liberal Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn tried to corner me in 2006.

Basically, Forsythe responded that there are no known cases of aborting mothers being prosecuted before Roe v Wade legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, and the law has always considered women second victims in abortion. Prosecuting them would circumvent the real goal of nabbing the perpetrators, i.e., the abortionists.

The new and improved meme is that pro-life laws will be used to send miscarrying mothers to prison. See graphic above, referenced below…

This argument has also been out for awhile, but abortion proponents are ratcheting it up as a major offensive now that former claims are felling on deaf ears.

In the NYT, Lynn Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin of the pro-abortion and misnomered group National Advocates for Pregnant Women, used skewed reports to make their case.

If the examples Paltrow and Flavin gave sound too incredible to be true, they are. Here’s just one:

In Louisiana, a woman who went to the hospital for unexplained vaginal bleeding was locked up for over a year on charges of second-degree murder before medical records revealed she had suffered a miscarriage at 11 to 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The real story? In a 2013 report Paltrow and Flavin went into greater detail, still being coy and adding some dramatic flair. But what really happened nevertheless becomes clear:

In Louisiana, Michelle Marie Greenup, a twenty-six-year-old African American woman, went to a hospital complaining of bleeding and stomach pain. Doctors suspected that she had recently given birth and contacted law enforcement authorities. After repeated police interrogations, Greenup “confessed” that the baby was born alive and it died because she had failed to provide it with proper care.

Greenup was charged with second-degree murder and incarcerated. Eventually counsel for Greenup obtained her medical records, which revealed that the fetus could not have been older than between 11 to 15 weeks and that prior to the miscarriage Greenup had been given Depo-Provera, a contraceptive injection that may cause a miscarriage if administered to a woman who is already pregnant.

Greenup was finally released, but only after she agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of a public health law that regulates disposal of human remains. There is no indication that the human remains law was intended to apply to pregnant women confronted with a miscarriage

So Greenup gave birth at home and confessed to authorities that her baby died due to her neglect, after which she dumped his or her dead body.

There was a there there. Paltrow and Flavin’s colorful rendition is not plausible. I’m confident this holds true for the rest of their examples in the NYT.

Paltrow and Flavin also took issue with mothers being prosecuted for intentionally harming their babies prenatally.

But why not? If mothers are prosecuted for harming their children post-birth, they should be held just as liable pre-birth.

If courts are able to determine whether mothers are negligent or violent toward born children, courts can certainly make the same determination regarding harm inflicted on preborn children.

Mothers should be held responsible for drugging their preborn babies, just as they are for postborn babies. Or plying preborns with alcohol.  The route of administration is simply different.

Throwing in the kitchen sink, Paltrow and Flavin complained pro-life laws are forcing pregnant mothers to undergo caesarian sections against their will.

But there are indeed extreme cases when higher authorities should step in when mothers refuse surgery that would save the lives of their children.

As a labor and delivery RN, I witnessed several examples, for instance a psychiatric patient who tried to refuse a c-section to save her baby’s life. She was eventually overruled, rightfully so.

Jack and Lisa Osbourne grieve the loss of their baby boy

jack and lisa osbourneI have been dreading this announcement…. I needed some time before being able to say it.

Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers and ask for privacy and respect during this time. It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen.

All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives.

~ Lisa Osbourne (pictured with husband Jack Osbourne) announcing the miscarriage of their preborn son via her blog Raddest Mom, as reported by People, September 5

[HT: Laura Loo]

A comparison of rapist Ariel Castro and liberalism

ariel-castro-cleveland-kidnapperAriel Castro got these women pregnant and would beat them causing them to miscarry. Kinda like how liberals beat off businesses until they have to abort their dreams.

So no, I don’t like the liberal idea or Obama’s idea of healthcare. But liberals think we’re just supposed to enjoy their ideas. And in their twisted minds, they think their way is what’s best for us.

And I’m sure, just like Ariel Castro, liberalism doesn’t see itself as a monster.

~ Alfonzo Rachel comparing kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro (pictured) to President Obama and the Democrats’ pattern of denial, PJTV’S ZoNation, August 6

Forced miscarriage victim mourns loss; denies abortion similarities


In my opinion, this is not an abortion issue…. [Remee Lee] was poisoned. Her life was put in jeopardy. My life was put in jeopardy.

This man took something from me. He killed a life growing inside me that had a heartbeat.

This is not abortion. This is murder.

~ Caylinn Young of Oklahoma (pictured above, right), victim of a forced miscarriage in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy at the hands of her husband, commenting on the similar case of Remee Lee (pictured above, left) of Florida, who was deceived into taking misoprostol by her boyfriend at seven weeks pregnant, as quoted by Tampa Bay Times, May 24

Cleveland kidnapper may face death penalty for forced miscarriages

ariel castroWe need two separate poll questions asked of the public. Hopefully Rasmussen or Gallup or Pew or someone is game. Question one: Does Ariel Castro deserve death? Question two: Does Ariel Castro deserve death for forcing one of his captives to miscarry?

I wonder if the number who say yes to question one will be greater than the number who say yes to question two, as illogical as that may be.

~ Allahpundit, suggesting poll questions based on the fate of kidnapper Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping, raping, and torturing three women for ten years, Hot Air, May 9

Castro allegedly impregnated one of the women five times and forced her to miscarry by starving and beating her. Per the blog post: Under Ohio law, killing a woman’s child when it’s in the womb — if it’s against her wishes — constitutes aggravated murder. Prosecutors are considering seeking the death penalty.

A Duggar Valentine’s Day getaway

UPDATE 7:20p: Good for her. Just spotted a clip from CPAC where Michelle Duggar weighed in on the Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy…

12:51p: People reports  Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are spending this Valentine’s Day alone in New York to celebrate their love – and the season premiere of 19 Kids and Counting:

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Rapper Jay-Z releases song about birth of daughter Blue Ivy with wife Beyonce

Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you’d disappear/But nah baby you magic….

The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real

Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory.

~ Lyrics from Jay-Z’s new song, “Glory” released this weekend after the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce, as quoted by Yahoo! News, January 9

Song and lyrics below. Warning: profanity.

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