Last month, model and author Chrissy Teigen lost her newborn son Jack after various medical complications. After receiving ‘bags and bags of blood transfusions,’ the baby didn’t make it. Teigen posted a heartbreaking image on Instagram the moment after they received the terrible news.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” the post read. “Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.”

Teigen has recently uploaded a Medium post, detailing the tragedy. She explained why she had her husband (singer John Legend) and her mother take photos capturing the heart wrenching experience. 

“I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was,” Teigen wrote. “I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it.”

Teigen explained how no matter how agonizing, this moment was important to her life in the same way her wedding was. 

“I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story,” Teigen wrote.

Her blog detailed the struggles throughout the pregnancy, where it was becoming increasingly clear the child may pass away shortly after birth. She delivered him a month early after several complications. 

“My doctors diagnosed me with partial placenta abruption. I had always had placenta problems. I had to deliver Miles a month early because his stomach wasn’t getting enough food from my placenta. But this was my first abruption,” Teigen recalled.“After a couple nights at the hospital, my doctor told me exactly what I knew was coming — it was time to say goodbye,” she said. “He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either.”

Perhaps without realizing, Teigen has delivered one heck of a pro-life blog. She acknowledges even the babies life may have been short, “Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.” His life still has infinite significance. The Bible clearly states Christ has a plan for us, yes even those whose lives seem so short and insignificant.“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,” Jeremiah 1:5 declares. 

Teigen’s blog shows the value of human life. Even though Jack died shortly after he was born, she wanted to forever memorialize his moments through photographs. Many people fight for the right to abort children who are almost imminently doomed, but the value of the short moments of the child’s lives are immeasurable.  

We always need to be fought for these innocent lives.

Thank you, Chrissy, for your public grief and honoring of Jack’s life…  and our hearts are with you and John.


Hat Tip: The Daily Wire, Chrissy Teigen.medium

Image Credit: Disney Television

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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