If you watch Counting On online, you probably already know that the Duggars have some extremely conservative religious and political views.
Hell, even if you’ve never seen an episode, you’re probably vaguely aware of the Duggars far-right views on just about everything, particularly all matters related to sex and reproduction.
We suppose it’s not surprising that a family that views all sex that’s not for the express purpose of procreation as sinful would take a hard-line stance on abortion.
What is surprising is just how far the Duggars will go in service of their strict anti-choice views.
In the past, they’ve compared abortion to the holocaust and gone to alienated viewers with their controversial belief that the termination of a pregnancy should be illegal even in cases of rape and incest, or where the life of the mother is at risk.
One would think that the Josh Duggar sex scandals might have at least temporarily knocked the Duggars off their moral high horse, but if anything, it seems to have had the opposite effect.
As though attempting to prove a point through overcompensation, the Duggars seem more resolute in their fundamentalist belief system than ever before.
And it’s not just Jim Bob and Michelle who seem galvanized by both their family’s public humbling and by the election of Donald Trump.
The latest to take up the fight against women’s rights is Jill Duggar, who is currently expecting her second child by husband Derick Dillard.
The day after hundreds of thousands participated in the Women’s March on Washington and millions more showed their support around the world, Jill participated in a demonstration of her own.
Jill posted the above text to her Instagram page yesterday.
She captioned the image:
“Join us today at 2:30 for the March for Life and/or at 3:30 at the support for life rally! #crosschurch #prolife #everylifematters”
We didn’t look into the 40 Days NWA website, but we assume it’s a six-week program devoted to studying the lyrics of Eazy-E.
Anyway, Jill seems to have met with more condemnation than support for her plans to prevent women from receiving necessary health services:
“Just went and donated (more) money to Planned Parenthood! Judge not, lest ye be judged, Duggars,” wrote one commenter.
“Marching against abortions is not pro-life, it’s pro-birth. If your family actually wanted to reduce the number of abortions (and not just control women’s bodies), you would support sex-education programs and contraceptive access. That’s how you reduce abortions,” wrote another.
We imagine Jill was shocked to learn there are people who see this issue differently than she does.
Then she went and marched with other people who think that folks who live near coasts exist in a bubble, and all her fears were laid to rest.