I was reading an article today on CBSNews.com about the Duggar family. The oldest Duggar son, Josh, and his wife Anna, are having their 3rd child, and made the comment that they, like Josh’s parents, will welcome as many children as God gives them. The article was a positive one, but the comments on the article were absolutely jaw-dropping. I was appalled at the hate coming from the readers regarding that one statement.
Here are just a few examples (others aren’t even fit to print):
“The baby will likely miscarry. It’s only going to get worse, and can’t they adopt and spare the mother needless risks for herself and the (hopefully makes it out alive and with no birth defects-addled) baby?:
“how much are we subsidizing this? more kids=more tax breaks=more money shoveled from those without children to people like this who won’t keep their hands out of my pockets. why should we pay for their private decisions?”
“They find more value in impregnating her until babies miscarry and/or she dies than anything else.”
“When is the next litter coming?”
“Obscene family. The more babies a woman has, the greater the risk – especially – as she gets older – for her body, and for the baby developing. That’s not beautiful, that’s selfish and sick.”
Why are people so hateful? What did the Duggar’s ever do to anyone? They’re having a child, and they’re selfish, sick and obscene? I do not understand this mindset. Children are a joy and a gift from God. Since when is it selfish and sick to want more than one child?
I don’t hear those on the left speaking out against women on the public dole having one child after another. I don’t see outrage from the left on the fact that 40% of children in the U.S. are born to a single parent. Josh and Anna are 2 loving parents, raising their children to be good, law abiding, hard-working, responsible, Christian adults, and they’re the ones who are sick? But having 6 children with multiple fathers who are absent, and being solely dependent on the government to take care of the children is a situation that deserves our sympathy and hard-earned tax dollars?
The fact is this hate, in large part, is directed at the fact that the Duggars are Christians. If it were Beyonce and Jay-Z having their 3rd child, would you hear the same outrage? Do you hear anyone blasting Kris Kardashian for having 6 children? The Duggars were slammed because they talked about God giving them their children. The left apparently doesn’t believe those blessings come from God.
The left always claims that the government should stay out of the bedroom. Yet they want the government to force businesses to provide free birth-control. They want the government to force taxpayers to fund abortion clinics. They push sex education in school at younger and younger ages. Am I missing something? That sure sounds like government in the bedroom to me. And now they have a problem with a wholesome, hard-working family having 3 children? Are child limits going to be their next mission?
Remember when President Clinton said he wanted abortions to be safe, legal and rare? Well, someone didn’t get the message. The left not only condones abortion, they promote it. Who promotes MURDER? Of course, it’s endorsed under the cover of “reproductive rights”, but endorsed nonetheless.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial for the murder of one adult patient and seven babies. He not only murdered unborn babies, he murdered babies born as the result of a botched abortion….by snipping their spines with scissors! Do you think those babies didn’t feel that pain?? And yet, not a word from the liberal media. Those babies were slaughtered and nothing but silence from the left. What is wrong with these people?
If they have so little regard for the murder of innocent babies, the most fragile among us, where do they draw the line? Is it the elderly next? The physically disabled? The mentally disabled? We already see medical reimbursement rates being cut, insurance premiums going up, and coverage lowered or dropped. Doctors are leaving the practice, which will result in rationing of care. Refusing to cover certain treatments for the elderly could be just around the corner, in order to save money. Obama caused a controversy in 2010, when he answered a question at a town hall meeting, stating that an elderly woman (105), who received a pacemaker, possibly should have received a pill instead of surgery, based solely on her advanced age. America, welcome to death panels.
Bottom line….if we as a nation, have lost all respect for life, our society is doomed.