I know people are arguing against it because she was pro-choice, but it's such a multi-layered loss. Even someone who is pro-choice will mourn a miscarriage or stillbirth because what also dies with the fetus are all the hopes, dreams, and plans they had for their coming child. When the pregnancy ends, so does the possibility of holding that child, all the things that child could have been, and the place they would have had in the family. Chrissy and John are not only grieving the baby they expected to hold in a few more months, but they also have to find a way to explain this to their other children, that they won't be giving them a baby brother. I think the best thing anyone can do in a time like this is to not tromp on someone in their grief, but to empathize with them. And if that's not possible, to just move along so they have the moment to grieve. This just happened two nights ago, so I think it's a little early to question the grieving parents.

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