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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 11:03 PM
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1. I can't imagine wanting that many children, let alone having that many.
Having said that, though, I watched the most recent special about the family, and they seem to be taking responsibility for their family. They are self-supporting; that is, they aren't using charity or government funds to take care of their children, and the kids don't seem to be starving or anything.

I've read some comments from other DUers, regarding the family's "buddy system", wherein the older kids are paired with the younger ones, and are responsible to look after them. While on the one hand, I can understand their disagreement with that arrangement; on the other hand, being the oldest of 5, I had responsibility toward my younger siblings, especially the two youngest. I wasn't permanently scarred by it, and did get lots of time to play with my friends, and to be a kid.

Lots of people say that a woman's right to choose whether to have children or not is no one else's business, and I couldn't agree more. And in that same vein, I say it is no one else's business how many children the Duggar's have. If they are being responsible, if they are taking care of them, it really isn't anyone's business how many children they have.
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  -Radio Lady Discusses: Arkansas couple has 17 natural children, and they want more. Radio_Lady  Aug-10-07 10:54 PM   #0 
  - I can't imagine wanting that many children, let alone having that many.  SeattleGirl   Aug-10-07 11:03 PM   #1 
  - Duggars on Medicaid and WIC?  Ellen Forradalom   Aug-10-07 11:15 PM   #4 
  - I have never read or heard anything to back up such a claim.  SeattleGirl   Aug-10-07 11:39 PM   #6 
  - But what if having 17 kids is being irresponsible?  Nevernose   Aug-10-07 11:17 PM   #5 
  - I am NOT a supporter of the Duggars. Nor am I a detractor.  SeattleGirl   Aug-10-07 11:42 PM   #7 
  - I agree totally with you  GoPsUx   Aug-11-07 07:08 AM   #11 
  - I agree with you  Love Bug   Aug-12-07 07:07 AM   #56 
  - All I can think of is  Bryn   Aug-10-07 11:05 PM   #2 
  - Around 90,000 to date.  China_cat   Aug-11-07 05:59 AM   #8 
     - One report a few years ago claimed that women's personal hygiene products...  Radio_Lady   Aug-11-07 07:20 AM   #12 
        - I think the new pill that allows you to skip periods altogether  China_cat   Aug-11-07 10:31 AM   #17 
        - That ain't natural.......  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 10:40 AM   #18 
        - Actually, considering that there used to be no birth control,  crispini   Aug-11-07 10:51 AM   #19 
        - More natural? In what way, shape or form?  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 11:15 AM   #23 
           - Well, that's pretty much the history of human life on our planet.  crispini   Aug-11-07 02:08 PM   #30 
        - It ain't that natural to  supernova   Aug-11-07 11:06 AM   #21 
           - Most women don't bleed for 40 years.............  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 11:22 AM   #24 
              - You're missing the point  supernova   Aug-11-07 11:39 AM   #25 
              - I think I got your point, I don't think you are getting mine.  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 12:26 PM   #27 
                 - Well, the problem is we're already screwing with mother nature  skygazer   Aug-11-07 12:35 PM   #28 
                    - Fake week  supernova   Aug-11-07 12:43 PM   #29 
                    - I think in this world women are always being made to feel....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 08:49 PM   #48 
              - Most women don't bleed for 40 years?  China_cat   Aug-11-07 02:56 PM   #33 
                 - I was taking averages  supernova   Aug-11-07 03:14 PM   #34 
                 - 60?  Darth_Kitten   Aug-11-07 08:54 PM   #50 
                 - Please tell me I don't have another 16 years to go before  Heidi   Aug-12-07 01:40 AM   #52 
                    - Nope.  China_cat   Aug-12-07 05:25 AM   #53 
                       - But, but, but,  Heidi   Aug-12-07 05:39 AM   #54 
                          - Yeah, I know the feeling.  China_cat   Aug-12-07 06:47 AM   #55 
        - After getting off of articial hormones (birth control pills) after almost 10 years  Nikia   Aug-11-07 02:17 PM   #31 
           - I didn't mean to make you think I was considering  China_cat   Aug-11-07 02:54 PM   #32 
        - Thank you for that link Radio Lady  supernova   Aug-11-07 10:57 AM   #20 
        - I used to use "Glad Rags" -- Here's a link to their on-line store:  Radio_Lady   Aug-11-07 03:16 PM   #35 
        - Thanks for the link  Bryn   Aug-11-07 11:56 AM   #26 
           - You're entirely welcome.  Radio_Lady   Aug-11-07 03:18 PM   #36 
  - Searched and found this previous thread from early August. Thanks, everyone!  Radio_Lady   Aug-10-07 11:11 PM   #3 
  - So I guess there's no need for me to repost my rants. I'll let you read them on that  grace0418   Aug-11-07 10:51 PM   #51 
  - It's just tacky.  China_cat   Aug-11-07 06:00 AM   #9 
  - Quite. What he needs to do is to stop tacking her; give her time to recover.  HypnoToad   Aug-11-07 07:33 AM   #14 
  - They can solve our military count problem if they keep that up  Wiccan Warrior   Aug-11-07 07:05 AM   #10 
  - 17 natural children? If they finally get an unnatural child, will they stop?  HypnoToad   Aug-11-07 07:29 AM   #13 
  - Frankly, it's none of my business.  greatauntoftriplets   Aug-11-07 07:49 AM   #15 
  - Would the Duggars be recieving as much praise from the corporate media  baldguy   Aug-11-07 09:14 AM   #16 
  - You know the answer to that  supernova   Aug-11-07 11:08 AM   #22 
  - There's no evidence I've ever seen that they are racist n/t  cmkramer   Aug-11-07 06:49 PM   #37 
     - No evidence but  supernova   Aug-11-07 08:29 PM   #41 
  - No one said the Duggars are racist.  bumblebee1   Aug-11-07 08:04 PM   #38 
  - Excellent point... sady so... Thanks, baldguy...  Radio_Lady   Aug-11-07 08:23 PM   #40 
  - Just because you can doesn't mean you should  WindRavenX   Aug-11-07 08:13 PM   #39 
  - Good Lord!  liberaltrucker   Aug-11-07 08:30 PM   #42 
  - i am so Duggared out, crissakes the discovery channel should change it's name to  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-11-07 08:32 PM   #43 
  - Pretty soon they might be showing that!  supernova   Aug-11-07 08:33 PM   #44 
     - me too! pass the eye bleach.  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-11-07 08:34 PM   #45 
        - Where else do you go  supernova   Aug-11-07 08:44 PM   #46 
           - Mr. Duggar's vasectomy?  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-11-07 08:47 PM   #47 
              - LMAO!!!  supernova   Aug-11-07 08:50 PM   #49 
  - Now, statistically....  JonathanChance   Aug-12-07 09:32 AM   #57 
  - its an environmental disaster. no matter what people say overpopulation is one of our most important  lionesspriyanka   Aug-12-07 09:34 AM   #58 

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