I won’t comment on the abortion issues, just the pain of miscarriage and the shock of learning how often it occurs AFTER the fact. I wrote a magazine piece about losing a baby on Christmas Eve many years ago. I will never forget watching families in the maternity ward receiving their newborns snuggled down into Santa hats while I was grieving the loss of my baby. The cavalier attitudes of doctors, nurses and friends stunned and saddened me. But the baby they all promised would arrive soon was born healthy about a year later. My thoughts are with you…

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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