Barbara Bush's miscarriage story... What's your take?
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|Thu, 11-11-2010 - 12:55pm|
The recent disclosure by George W. Bush that he drove his mother to the hospital as she cradled a jar containing her miscarried fetus has resulted in mass criticism of Barbara Bush's behavior by many commentators. But is that really fair?
This article offers a different perspective... and one I think needs attention. Forget for a moment the political lives involved and focus instead on the trauma and heartbreak of a woman who has just experienced a miscarriage. It kind of strikes me as strange that so many were so freaked out by this story; while it occurred during a time when most women were simply patted on the shoulder and encouraged to "just try again", haven't we in today's society come any further in understanding the pain, turmoil and mourning process cause by a miscarriage? Do you feel everyone would react differently if this had been an "every day" story that didn't include famous figures?