Worth working out what miscarriage actually is

Miscarriage culture is, from a feminist perspective, an amplification of the shame involved in being female in the first place.

Bollocks to the feminists on that one therefore.

It is extremely hard, in this pitiless environment, for anything to go wrong just because it went wrong. Everybody knows how high miscarriage rates are – a fifth of people who know they’re pregnant will miscarry.

And they’re hugely higher before anyone realises they’re pregnant. And sometimes it is the “fault” of the womb, or the uterus. In the sense that they simply cannot carry.

But the vast majority of it all is the system testing the genetic viability of the embryo and giving a thumbs up or thumbs down signal. It’s eugenics on a vast scale.

For example, the rate at which a Down’s syndrome embryo is miscarried falls as a woman gets older. The rise in the rate at birth is not so much because eggs have deteriorated or anything, it’s because when young a miscarriage and another try is the best use of that scarce fertile lifetime. When older it isn’t, because there might not be a next pregnancy.

To a great extent miscarriage is the equivalent of what the NHS will do at 28 weeks: getting rid of a disabled child.

There is no shame although there is a great deal of grief over this. As, of course, the feminists tell us should be the situation when the NHS does it.

4 thoughts on “Worth working out what miscarriage actually is”

  1. In medicalese the lay person’s “miscarriage” is the doctor’s “spontaneous abortion” as opposed to the interventionist one. The overwhelming majority of spontaneous abortions occur within the first trimester as part of the natural culling process of defective embryos. Any woman deciding to abort within the first twelve weeks is mimicking this natural selection. As no bones have formed and the uterus is still small, complications are rare.
    Second trimester spontaneous abortions are often due to maternal factors such as an incompetent cervix or infection or fetal problems. A medical abortion is more difficult given the maturing uterus, placenta and bone growth centres, I believe it should be reserved for parents making the painful discovery that the fetus will become a disabled child, requiring multiple medical interventions and place abnormal demands on the parents, or for mothers where continued pregnancy represents a real physical danger. Half 23 week olds survive with intensive care, the decision whether to provide it should be made by both paediatrician and parent.
    A cut off point of 20 weeks would preserve the ethical distinction between abortion and infanticide. There should be no place for “term abortions” as per the Kermit Gosnell scandal and sale of baby organs and limbs by Planned Parenthood in the US.

  2. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Ian, I think even if one were to do the sort of yeoman work that the likes of Robert Stacy McCain or David Thompson do (so that we don’t have to) it would be impossible to keep up with the raging torrent of horseshit that streams out of feminist Leftism’s Cloaca Maxima. Of course there’s no such thing as ‘miscarriage shame’, at least not among the sort of people you or I would wish to associate with. I suppose if you look at the competitive callousness exhibited by rancid harpies like Amanda Marcotte or Jessica Valenti, then anything’s possible. But those people are psychopaths.

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