Tears for Loss of Life

Sadness and tears. It is how I feel for the loss of life.

Many in our country have an extreme view of reproductive rights. Individual choices and success take precedent over the gift of life that God gives.

My husband and I are reading through the book of Ezekiel. I can’t help thinking that Ezekiel is speaking to our country about immorality and the slaughter of innocent life.

There is another side to this story of loss.  

Yesterday I listened to an OB-GYN doctor and a postpartum nurse talking about the increase in stillbirths. In July of 2021 and in August of 2022 a hospital in California saw 22 stillbirths in one month. The national rate of stillbirth is 5.74 per 1,000 births. At this hospital the rate rose to 29.3 per 1,000. Tears come to my eyes.  

Ezekiel points to repentance and the mercy of God.

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, so they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. Ezekiel 11: 19-20 

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. The hope of better brighter days
    is tortured, and then torn
    when attending doctor says
    the child will be stillborn.
    Who might this have one day been,
    how bright the laugh and smile?
    A golden day reverts to tin,
    and substance to mere style.
    “Of COURSE we’re gonna try again,
    this was just an accident!”,
    but one cannot disguise the pain
    with cheerful intent,
    for real life has a real life cost,
    and cannot alter what’s been lost.

  2. The loss of life brings me to tears as well. How sad that a shot that people believed would protect them from illness is likely the cause of so much grief. I pray all those mourning would find strength and comfort in the Lord. Visiting from FMF#16

  3. It breaks my heart when I hear of a stillbirth. I recently saw a couple of YouTube videos where a mom and a dad had to share the heartbreaking news their baby had died in the womb.
    I just wanted to reach through the screen and hug these parents.

  4. The large count of stillbirths is so sad, Carol. I think the recent shots given in our country are causing massive sterilization in men and birth issues in women, but no one is talking about it. ~FMF#3

    1. One of the comments made in the conversation of doctor and nurse was that 90% of Californians were vaccinated and doctors were recommending the vaccine during pregnancy.

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