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Remembering infants

Anglican cathedrals in England, Wales and Scotland are holding special "Saying Goodbye" services this fall for people who have suffered miscarriage, early term loss or early infant loss. Organizers Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates wanted the church to provide "an opportunity to say a collective goodbye," Zoe said. "My husband and I have lost five babies ourselves. ... Every life deserves to be recognized." According to their website, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. In Britain, death before 24 weeks gestation isn't recorded with a certificate, leaving the parent with no official recognition of the life.


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