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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Michelle Duggar would happily have 20th child



duggars.jpgOh boy, this always gets a debate going on here, but I can't let it pass. Michelle Duggar tells the Today show that despite all the medical complications they've endured having their 19th child, she'd welcome another one.

“The precious life that we see here is not a coincidence,” she said. “I just know that it is a miracle. I don’t take that for granted. I know that God is the one who gives life, and I’m just so grateful and thankful. We would welcome another if He saw fit, but we’ll wait and see.”

Michelle Duggar experienced gall-bladder problems and a dangerous case of preeclampsia while pregnant with Josie. To save Michelle’s life, doctors in one of Arkansas’ premier hospitals delivered Josie 3½ months prematurely in early December. The infant weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces. She has since endured a series of medical emergencies, including a perforated bowel. She was finally sent home from Arkansas Children’s Hospital in April, but was rushed back with digestive problems that turned out to be lactose intolerance.

The Duggars have long been a source of fascination and a TV show. Their religious sect, Quiverfull has been the subject of criticism that it is a "pro-life-purist lifestyle known as Quiverfull, where women forgo all birth-control options, viewing contraception as a form of abortion and considering even natural family planning an attempt to control a realm—fertility—that should be entrusted to divine providence."

So is this the ultimate right to life movement or none of our business?

--Sharon Kennedy  Wynne

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