Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion : NPR

” When parents lose a child, there are rituals to mark their grief — holding funerals, sitting shiva, bringing casseroles. But when that loss happens before birth, it often isn’t marked. Sometimes, it’s barely even mentioned. It’s different in Japan, which has a traditional Buddhist ceremony that some Americans are adopting as their own.”

This article describes a Buddhist ceremony giving closure and relief to the grieving.