“What’s the last thing people want in a recession? More kids, apparently.” Asked and answered in a Time magazine article earlier this year, “What sells in a Recession: Canned Goods and Condoms.” Of course, this doesn’t apply to the Duggars.
They had their 19th child a few days ago, Josie Brooklyn. With 18 children and one grandchild, you would think they would stop. On the birth of their 18th child, Jordyn-Grace, papa Jim Bob Duggar, said, "We both would love to have more.." Now he says that they will keep having children as long as Michelle can.
The circumstances surrounding Josie Brooklyn’s entry into the world might make most other parents hesitant. The baby was born almost three months early after Michelle was airlifted from one hospital where she was being treated for gall bladder issues to be near a neonatal intensive care unit in case the baby had to be delivered early.
Delivered by C-section and weighing 1.6 pounds, a dangerously low birth weight, Josie Brooklyn has a long fight ahead of her as most premature babies do. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, babies born at 25 weeks have an eighty-two percent chance of survival when given aggressive medical treatment. Mothers who have given birth to many children face their own medical risks. Isn’t it time for Michelle Duggar to stop having children?
Whether you are prolife or prochoice, children need a healthy mother.
You can read more about The Duggars and the pros and cons of very large families at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/singletons/200912/when-will-the-duggars-stop