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A Pennsylvania state lawmaker sparked an uproar on social media this week when she was seen on video description of early miscarriages, as “only some mess on a napkin.”
State Rep., Wendy Ullman, a Democrat from Bucks County, made the remark Tuesday during a state house health Committee hearing, according to the reports.
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On Friday, three days after the comment, Ullman an apology posted on Twitter.
“This topic is extremely important to me,” she wrote, “and this is the reason why I struggled for words. My words were ill-chosen, and I apologize. I remain steadfast that every single step of a medical procedure, including the treatment of remains, it should be decided by a patient and her doctor.”
According to the Washington Times, Ullman spoke at the hearing in opposition to a proposed bill fetal remains to be cremated or buried, regardless of gestational age.
“[House Bill 1890] refers specifically to the product of conception after fertilization, which covers a lot of territory,” Ullman said, according to the time. “I think we all understand the concept of the loss of a fetus, but we are also the talk of a woman who is in a facility and with cramps, and — not to-not to -, concrete — an early miscarriage just a little confused on a napkin.”
The video of Ullman make the comments spread via social media, in which he will have a flood of reactions.
“I spent three months in the position from the bed to wars, grief that ‘Chaos on a napkin.’ You can wrote f— off,” a woman.
“I spent three months in the position from the bed to wars, grief that ‘Chaos on a napkin.’ You can f— off.”
A man wrote: “My wife went into a severe depression after a miscarriage. It was 22 years ago. I haven’t seen anything like it before or since. Scared me like nothing before or after.”
I had a miscarriage of my first child. I cried every day, it seemed like an eternity,” another Twitter user wrote.
“What a callous man,” another woman commented. To listen “those words broke my heart. I’ve lost three babies. That ‘Chaos on a napkin’ destroys me every day. 16 years ago, 12 years and 6 years.”
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“I’ve lost three babies. That ‘Chaos on a napkin’ destroys me every day. 16 years ago, 12 years and 6 years.”
Last month , a CBS News correspondent opened up about the incorrect suffering of birth, while on assignment in 2017 forest fires cover.
Mireya Villarreal, the from the pen of a personal essay with the title “” Did I?” Past, always with the stigma of miscarriage” for CBS News, said that you have to fight to continue with feelings of guilt, in spite of doctors reassuring her that it was not her fault.
According to the American College of obstetricians and gynecologists (ACOG), anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies, birth ends in a failure, with most of that during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this story.