Jessa Seewald of "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On" had a miscarriage over the holidays, and she is just now finding the words to tell her social media followers about it.
"I was able to thank God in that moment for giving us this life, even if we would never be able to hold this baby in our arms," she shares in a recent YouTube video titled "Heartbreak Over the Holidays."
Her child's heart stopped beating on its own an estimated three weeks before the body was removed via dilation and curettage (D&C). But pro-aborts on Twitter cannot seem to understand that abortion and miscarriage are not one in the same -- that there is a difference between, as conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey puts it, homicide and natural death.
Jessa Seewald took no measures to make her preborn child's heart stop beating before the procedure. "We didn't purposefully do anything to harm our baby," she states in her video. She also notes that because of her history of hemorrhaging, her doctor advised her to have the D&C procedure rather than "trying to pass the baby at home."
"The intentional termination of a life is completely different than a life-saving procedure to save a mother when there is a pregnancy that is no longer viable," says American Family Radio's Kendra White.
She calls it evil to purposely add misery to the intense grief a mother endures after she loses a child.
"Already the grief is so severe, and it's natural to wonder, God, are you punishing me," White accounts. "To then add onto that an accusation of murder is cruel."
She concedes, though, that this is one of the downsides of social media, saying, "People think they can hide behind a computer screen, and they will say things they would never say to your face."
As for the Seewald family, Jessa says they "can't wait to meet this little one in Heaven one day."