Jessa Seewald, who is one of the more than a dozen children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, has publicly disclosed that she suffered a miscarriage and underwent a dilation and curettage procedure.
But after revealing the devastating loss, the grieving mother has issued what appears to be a response to those who seized upon the tragic news to suggest that she had undergone an abortion.
"There's a world of difference between someone dying and someone being killed. To equate one to the other— and to a mother grieving the loss of her baby no less— is severely distasteful. There is a world of difference between a mortician and a murderer. Even a child understands the difference between the two," Seewald noted in a post on her Instagram story.
"Women have D&C's for many reasons, not all of which involve killing a living human being. The ultrasound revealed I had a missed miscarriage. My baby's heart had stopped beating 3 weeks before I had a D&C. (Btw, this was not my first D&C— it was my second. My first was 2 weeks postpartum Ivy's birth for retained placenta.)" she wrote. "Each person is created 'in the image of God' (Gen 1:27), and to purposefully destroy a baby in the womb is an affront to the God who created that life."
Seewald had posted a video discussing the tragic loss of her unborn baby, and noted that she underwent a D&C, but some leftists pounced on the news to suggest that the pro-life Christian woman got an abortion.
A Jezebel headline reads, "Jessa Duggar Seewald Had an Abortion, Even If She Won't Say the Word," while a Parade headline declares, "Jessa Duggar Reveals She Had a Life-Saving Abortion in Emotional New Video."
Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald have four other children together.
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