If you’re a fan of her family’s, then by now, you’ve likely heard the news that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child.
The announcement came as a shock to many, as Joy-Anna is just 19 years old, and it appears as though she may have gotten pregnant before her wedding to Austin Forsyth, despite her family’s strict ban on premarital sex.
But regardless of the controversy surrounding her pregnancy, Joy-Anna is clearly ecstatic, and she’s been sharing her joy with fans on social media:
Joy-Anna posted the above photo earlier today, along with the following caption:
“Can’t wait to meet our baby!! I got to feel it kick for the first time a few days ago!!! Soooooo amazing!!! It’s already about the size of a bell pepper and weighs around half a pound!!! #childrenareagiftfromGod #westandforlife”
Yes, as you might have guessed from those hashtags, Joy-Anna is about to get political on you.
Given that procreation and strict fundamentalist religious beliefs are the things they’re best known for, it should come as no surprise that the Duggars are staunchly anti-abortion.
In case her hashtags failed to make that clear, Joy-Anna also shared this photo of her husband holding a sign by the side of the road for some reason.
Following the Josh Duggar sex scandals, there was a brief period of time when the Duggars mostly steered clear of politics.
Perhaps it was the fear that their constant moralizing would make them seem hypocritical in the wake of the revelation that they’d knowingly harbored a sexual predator.
(And of course, they were right on that score.)
But now it looks as though the Duggars are laboring under the delusion that Josh’s crimes have faded from the public’s memory to the point that they can once again begin flaunting their supposed moral superiority.
Sources close to the family believe Joy-Anna is planning a career in politics, but she’s not the only one who’s speaking out on controversial political issues.
Just last month, Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, attacked Jazz Jennings on Twitter, berating the transgender teen, who, like the Duggars, stars in a reality series on TLC.
Clearly, the family has been emboldened by the forgiveness of many of their more cultishly devoted fans, and it’s even been rumored that Josh Duggar will soon return to television, despite frequent promises to the contrary.
Whatever the case, it seems the Duggars are on the verge of reclaiming what they feel is lost territory.
And it’ll be interesting to see if the public allows it.
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