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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 05:31 PM

The Duggars Get Terrible News on '19 Kids & Counting' [Video]

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Thanks to TLC's "19 Kids & Counting," we've shared many happy moments with the ever-growing Duggar family. But on last night's spring finale, we were witness to an unspeakably tragic moment as well, as parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar received devastating news. Michelle went to the doctor to get an ultrasound for what would be her 20th child -- and learned that the baby had no heartbeat.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/the-duggars-get-terrible-news-on--19-kids---counting---video-.html

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Reply The Duggars Get Terrible News on '19 Kids & Counting' [Video] (Original post)
Turbineguy Mar 2012 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2012 #1
woodsprite Mar 2012 #2
Lucy Goosey Mar 2012 #6
LynneSin Mar 2012 #3
cyglet Mar 2012 #4
LynneSin Mar 2012 #5
Arugula Latte Mar 2012 #9
woodsprite Mar 2012 #12
pipi_k Mar 2012 #7
JitterbugPerfume Mar 2012 #8
Ikonoklast Mar 2012 #10
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2012 #11
Goblinmonger Mar 2012 #14
Renew Deal Mar 2012 #19
Goblinmonger Mar 2012 #21
kcass1954 Mar 2012 #20
Goblinmonger Mar 2012 #22
pipi_k Mar 2012 #28
Taverner Mar 2012 #24
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #13
Taverner Mar 2012 #15
Renew Deal Mar 2012 #18
Taverner Mar 2012 #23
RebelOne Mar 2012 #26
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #16
Turbineguy Mar 2012 #25
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #27
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #29
Renew Deal Mar 2012 #17

Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 05:34 PM

1. Not to be insensitive or indelicate...

but are they going to cover her D&C (therapeutic abortion?) Sorry, but I think it is a natural question, given their rather extreme views.

As much as I find it difficult to fathom (and have some real issues with their decision to have) so many children, I respect that they have suffered a terrible loss and I extend my sympathy.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 06:59 AM

2. Darn! I thought they were being told their show was cancelled.

I was surprised the date was Mar 28th. Isn't this old news? Or is this the 2nd try at #20?

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:17 AM

6. I think it happened several months ago in real life, but just aired on TV this week.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 07:14 AM

3. I hope they investigate her and find out what she did to cause that

And no abortions - still have to carry it to term.

I mean that's what our country is coming to if we allow these crazy GOP laws to pass.

However..

My deepest sympathies to the Duggar family, that can't be easy what she is going thru.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:02 AM

4. The doctors actually warned her

that it had a high probability of happening.

Eventually, her body will get to the point that it's not able to support it, one way or another, not supporting the kid or not supporting her.

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Response to cyglet (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:52 AM

5. Next time it could be her and not the unborn child

And then those 19 kids will be without a mother.

If they are so desperate for more kids why not adopt. That would show that their love of large families isn't just for blood related only.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. But, but, don't you read the Bible?

You know, the part where it says: "And the Lord spoke and mightily He told Jim Bob to relentlessly hump Brood Mare Michelle to bring forth his Jism to create Duggar multitudes..."

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:02 PM

12. If they adopted enough, they could change the show to "19 kids x 2" n/t

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:55 AM

7. Mother Nature

speaks.

Apparently Michelle Duggar is somewhere in her mid 40s?

Well, eggs are finite. They aren't replenished from an endless supply. We're born with all we'll ever have...and hers are getting older.

I'm having a real hard time feeling anything more than "Oh well" over this. Especially seeing how many couples I've known personally who couldn't even have one child, never mind 19 of them.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 11:11 AM

8. the Duggars are disgusting

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:42 PM

10. I fail to find any emotions on this.

I never cared for freak shows.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

11. yes, the Duggars are disgusting. But the "hints" of schadenfreude here that a woman...

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... ANY woman, has had a wanted pregnancy fail does not speak well of us.
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It is... simply... tragic.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:08 PM

14. This isn't tragic

And I'm not talking about the strict literature definition.

As the doctor told them, this is probably expected.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:29 PM

19. That's classless

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:13 PM

21. What did I say that is wrong?

How does this meet the definition of tragic. Her doctor told her it would happen at some point, i.e. it is expected.

I'm not delighting in what is surely pain for her. I just don't give a shit about them. Perhaps that's crass, but they have pushed their identity into the spotlight and they are not people I care about.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:49 PM

20. What's tragic is that some responders seem to be delighting in their grief.

Lord knows, I do not in any way approve of their lifestyle.

But from a mother to a mother, I'm sorry for what she's been through losing this child that they wanted.

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Response to kcass1954 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:14 PM

22. I'm not delighting in their grief.

I just don't care. I haven't had any idea during the run of the show why I should care. My wife watches the show and it blows me away whenever I catch any of it that anyone would give two shits about these people.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:47 AM

28. Same here

I don't delight in what happened to them.

I almost said I have no emotion, but that's not true. In some ways, I'm a bit disgusted that people who already have 19 kids are capitalizing on this "tragedy" while countless couples out there can't even have one child and are so anxious to have a child that they would do just about anything to have one, even going so far as to adopt one and love it as their own.

One young couple I knew years ago (worked with the husband) built a gorgeous home and were trying unsuccessfully to have biological children to fill it. They were on the verge of mortgaging/selling their brand new home to adopt a child if the fertility treatments continued to be unsuccessful. I left the company and never did find out what they did.

The Duggars don't register on my pity-meter...

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Response to kcass1954 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

24. I'm not delighted, I'm disgusted by their overbreeding

 

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:59 PM

13. The Duggars believe that overpopulation is a myth

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/03/michelle-duggar-denies-overpopulating-earth/

Yes, i know it's the "Gossip", but I've heard Jim Bob echo this same sentiment on their show.

They believe that overpopulation is a myth. *I* do not.

Certainly, I can understand that they would grieve the loss of the pregnancy, but IMHO, I think some of their public grief was to heighten ratings for the show. I know that I've never seen an episode of their show hyped MORE on TLC than this particular episode, so you just gotta ask...

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:11 PM

15. They have too many children

 

Not to minimize the Duggar's pain, but they have too many goddamn children

I may not be popular in saying this, but after 3 kids, you should start losing deductions on your taxes. After 5, you should start paying tax penalties.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

18. Who are you to say they have too many?

Are there people that have "too few" in your opinion?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

23. As a citizen of Planet Earth, a planet with a limited amount of resources, that's who

 

So you think 9 billion people is OK....how about 50 billion - is that OK too?

Having more than 3 is selfish, and it eats up too many resources

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:45 PM

26. As long as they afford all those kids,

let them repopulate the world. At the rate the world is going now, we or someone else is going to blow us up.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:14 PM

16. That they are being lucratively

compensated for sharing the most intimate heart breaking
events in their life is revolting. ugh.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:43 PM

25. This is why I posted this

in the DU Lounge

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:58 AM

27. But, but, but,

this is the happy place, right?

At least I feel pretty good reading the posts here. Liked your post, just will never get that baby factory thing.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:55 PM

29. Thank you!

You said it well!

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:27 PM

17. This is old, but it is still horrible news

So sad for them.

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