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Did you know the real reason the duggars wont use birth control?

“We don’t want children right now. We can’t afford them. We want children in our timing, when we’re ready.” Four years later they decided to have their first child. Then, Michelle went back on the pill, but she conceived and had a miscarriage. At that point they talked with a Christian medical doctor and read the fine print in the contraceptives package. They found that while taking the pill you can get pregnant and then miscarry. They were grieved! They were Christians! They were pro-life! They realized that their selfish actions had taken the life of their child. They prayed and asked God to forgive them, and to teach them to love children like He loves children.
ok i think that reasoning is silly but i can understand not wanting to use after suffering a loss but to realte BC to abortion is wrong...

heres the link where i got the info

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Asked by JrsMommy07 at 3:12 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes I think most people know or were/are aware of that

    Answer by mamakirs at 3:13 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I was raised Roman Catholic and i'm Pro Life. I'm ALL FOR birth control. I guess it depends on when you truly believe life starts. It's obvious the Duggars believe straight from conception. Me? When there is a heart beat.

    Answer by BEXi at 3:15 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • yes comparing BC to abortion is a little extreme imo, but so is conceving one child every year for 19 years lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I heard that story too. There is another type of BC. That is not having sex when your ovulating


    Answer by louise2 at 3:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • That is not having sex when your ovulating

    You can get pregnant when you arent ovulating.. The chances are less, but it still happens.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • First off, it is true that some forms of BC can cause miscarriage. Like the IUD. You can still conceive and the IUD simply doesn't allow the fertilized egg to implant on the uterus, so technically it's a miscarriage. The copper IUD is supposed to make a hostile environment for the sperm and in general is supposed to not allow an egg to be fertilized, but it happens. Those that have very strong feelings on when life actually begins can have issues with these forms of BC because of that.

    As for Mrs. Duggar's fertility, she weens the babies off earlier so that she will ovulate earlier, thus making it possible to conceive.  Don't kid yourself, she is doing it purposefully. 


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • wow...that had to be hard for them. i dont necessarily agree with them, but thinking that would be very difficult. miscarriage is hard enough on a couple, but to think you were solely responsible for it had to be a lot harder.

    that still doesnt explain why they wont use condemns. but i guess a lot of religious ppl dont.

    Answer by okmanders at 3:42 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Yes it is true. Most people know that using bc if you so happen to conceive, you can miscarry. They felt like it was their fault for losing their child, they have every right to want forgiveness. That was the whole reason I didn't want an IUD, it is clearly stated that using that bc you can have a fertalized egg and it will abort what can not be implanted.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I believe it is their choice regardless of what their reasons are. I don't have any problems using birth control but it is my right to do so. If someone does not want to t hat is their right not to.

    Answer by frogdawg at 3:57 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • im with frogdawg. i am pro life, pro bc, but if someone else wants to do that...fine. but at the same time, what about the people who have 20 kids, dont have a reality tv show to pay for them? (not trying to make this a welfare debate, please lord, no. just sayin...)

    Answer by ivelostmyself at 4:04 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

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