Meghan McCain, the lone conservative co-host on ABC’s “The View,” announced in an emotional column published Friday afternoon that she and her husband, writer Ben Domenech, recently endured a miscarriage.
News of her ended pregnancy came just a few months after it began, as she was preparing for a photo shoot for the popular daytime talk show, McCain wrote in The New York Times.
“I missed a few days of work. It wasn’t many, but given the job I have, it was enough to spark gossip about why I would be away from ‘The View,’” she wrote. “This was not supposed to be public knowledge. I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish this grief — the grief of a little life begun and then lost — could remain private.”
Nevertheless, McCain argued it’s important to break the stigma of miscarriage. So she is opening up about it, sharing its heartbreaking for other women who may have — or sadly, one day will — experienced it themselves.
The outspoken TV personality admitted she’s struggling to understand why such a thing would happen to “these children, shockingly small, shockingly helpless, entirely the work of our love and our humanity.”
McCain shared a passage from Job 38, in which the Lord responds to Job’s anger in not understanding God’s sovereign plan. God told his faithful follower, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.”
“I do not understand. Life and death are beyond our power,” she wrote. “This miscarriage has reminded me of that truth. And it has reminded me of one other truth: Love is within our power.”
Now, in this moment, McCain is once again calling upon the glimmer of faith that sustained her following the death of her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
“When my father passed, I took refuge in the hope that someday we would be united in the hereafter,” she continued. “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.”
Please pray for McCain and Domenech during this difficult season of grief.