The Duggars are expecting their 20th child. God bless them. I don’t watch the show often but when I do I’m amazed how good and happy the kids seem and how kind the parents are.
But, of course, all those people who demand “choice” are freaking out over the Duggar’s announcement.
The LA Times ran the headline: “Duggars expecting baby No. 20; congrats, horror, finale ensue.”
The birth of a 20th baby from one set of parents is bound to raise some eyebrows — or drop some jaws and spur some expressions of horror. Add to the total number of children these tidbits: Mom is 45; the last Duggar addition — born in December 2009, three months early and at 1 pound, 6 ounces — began life in a neonatal intensive care unit; and the size of the family and its continued growth are the basis for a reality show.
On Tuesday, tweets included the unkind variety — “sick,” “stupid” and “out of control”…
The Metro published this nasty piece:
Someone please stop Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. The reality TV couple and human rabbits announced yesterday on “Today” they are expecting their 20th child this spring — this after their 19th baby, Josie, was born at only 25 weeks and survived a host of expensive and life-threatening medical problems. Michelle also suffered preeclampsia and gall-bladder problems through that pregnancy.
“We are so excited,” said Michelle, 45, who is three and a half months into her new pregnancy.
Jim Bob, 46, echoed his wife’s sentiments, saying, “Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world.”
“We didn’t want to stop on an odd number,” he added.
Whew. Here I thought they wouldn’t have a good, medical reason for putting Michelle’s life at risk and adding to an already crowded world. Being particular about an odd versus even number is totally logical.
You know, I’m starting to think that libs aren’t all that fond of human beings, especially of the tiny drooling cutey in diapers variety.