sharing your stories and remembering your children
By: Maria Servold EPLA Editor
Today, thousands of people from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., to march in support of the unborn. An annual event since 1974, the massive demonstration often becomes a political and contentious talking point, but at its core, it is a peaceful statement affirming that life begins in the womb.
The march is a powerful statement that is consistent with the Early Pregnancy Loss Association’s core values, which include affirming life. We believe that life begins at conception, which means that any baby lost to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy was a human life and is worth honoring and remembering. Women who are told that their miscarried child “wasn’t really a baby yet” or “wasn’t really alive yet” are not given the dignity they or their babies deserve. By recognizing the life of a baby that was miscarried, we honor both the child and the mother, who carried and cherished that life.
Maria Servold is an Editor at the EPLA, Assistant Director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism, and Lecturer in Journalism at Hillsdale College