- The Washington Times - Friday, July 19, 2019

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain revealed in a new op-ed that she recently suffered a miscarriage.

Writing for The New York Times, Ms. McCain said she learned that she miscarried on the same day she was part of a photoshoot for The Times Magazine’s cover story in May about the importance of “The View” in American politics.

“It should have been a moment of triumph — a vindication of the show’s significance as a place at the center of political debate, a ratings boom, a must for the top tier of presidential candidates,” Ms. McCain, 34, wrote. “I look back at those pictures now, and I see a woman hiding her shock and sorrow. 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.”

Ms. McCain, who lost her father, the late Sen. John McCain, last year, said she didn’t initially want to make her miscarriage a news story but ultimately decided to speak out in support of other women who are suffering.

“I am not hiding anymore,” she wrote. “My miscarriage was a horrendous experience, and I would not wish it upon anyone.

“They were conceived, and they lived, fully human and fully ours — and then they died,” she continued. “We deserve the opportunity to speak openly of them, to share what they were and to mourn. More important, they deserve to be spoken of, shared and mourned. These children, shockingly small, shockingly helpless, entirely the work of our love and our humanity, are children.

“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,” she concluded.

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