Reading this article got me thinking. Michelle Duggar lost baby #20. Twenty. I was never into their reality show – 19 Kids and Counting. I’ll be honest. It creeped me out. I figured, “Whatever. As long as they’re not on welfare, it’s their business.”
I still believe that. I heard their last baby, Josie (#19), had health problems when she was born. Now, she had a miscarriage. Michelle is 45. Egg quality decreases with age, and the potential problems increase. I’m sure they know this, but why they do they keep at it?
They are part of Quiverfull, a growing movement among Evangelical Christians. They believe that children are a gift from God and that people shouldn’t limit the number with birth control. I definitely agree with the former. I don’t know about the latter. What if you can’t afford them? Or just simply don’t want them. I suppose those people wouldn’t be in Quiverfull anyway.
Why do I care? It’s the miscarriage thing. And their last baby with health problems. Will they keep taking that risk? What if she keeps miscarrying? Maybe that’s God’s way of telling her it’s time to close up shop. I’m also approaching this story with my own belief that the world is overpopulated, but that’s a whole other topic.
I don’t know. All of this was just on my mind tonight when I read this story.
What do you think?