"I think some women will be devastated," says Joanne Mulhere, who counsels women undergoing loss of pregnancies at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where about 175 women lose pregnancies through miscarriage or stillbirth annually.
Patients would be handed Kleenex, as well as a form to sign, requesting the remains be cremated, buried or interred.
They'll be forced to make a potentially emotional choice that will, for some women, redefine how they think and feel.
It's a "choice" that effectively reframes the way women are supposed to think about early pregnancy, imposing new opportunities for grief where none might have existed
Unfortunately, Michigan legislators have crafted a bill that's more sensitive to the needs of tissue that fits in a tablespoon than to grown women who, at vulnerable moments, will face a new form to sign, an unsought, disturbing decision to make.
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