Meghan McCain opens up about miscarriage in New York Times piece
PHOENIX — Meghan McCain discussed her miscarriage in a New York Times opinion piece published on Friday.
McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain and host of the “The View,” found out about the miscarriage while doing a photo shoot with the publication a few weeks ago.
“I look back at those pictures now, and I see a woman hiding her shock and sorrow,” McCain wrote. “I am posed for the camera, looking stern and strong, representing my fellow conservative women across the country. But inside, I am dying. Inside, my baby is dying.”
McCain went into detail on the miscarriage, explaining she felt something was wrong. The doctor later confirmed her fears.
The miscarriage resulted in her missing a few days of work, sparking rumors as to why she was not on “The View.”
“This was not supposed to be public knowledge,” McCain said. “I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish this grief — the grief of a little life begun and then lost — could remain private.”
McCain not only used the op-ed to talk about her turmoil, but also to speak up about miscarriages in the country.
“Estimates range from one in 10 to one in four pregnancies end in miscarriages,” she wrote. “That’s about three million lost children in America each year. That is all the more reason women need to be able to speak about this publicly, without the stigma and the lack of knowledge that pervades the issue.”
She ended the piece speaking on her father’s passing and how she took solace in knowing they would meet again, with her child now included.
“When my father passed, I took refuge in the hope that someday we would be united in the hereafter. I still imagine that moment, even as I trust that a loving God will see it happen. Now I imagine it a bit differently. There is my father — and he is holding his granddaughter in his hands,” McCain wrote.
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