In recent days, the political arena has been especially stormy. With most people in the nation practically refusing to consider, or even listen to, an opinion other than their own, it’s not surprising that protests have sprung up everywhere.
The Duggar family has always been embroiled in politics. Patriarch Jim Bob Duggar served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for four years. And of course, their claim to fame was their refusal to use birth control.
So it’s not surprising their conservative views on how to live their own lives extend to public displays.
Jill Dillard has always been very vocal about her pro-life stance. In fact, she’s all about the babies. She’s been certified as a midwife and is currently pregnant with her second child.
Over the weekend, Jill posted a notice to her followers on Instagram, asking them to join her and her church in protesting Planned Parenthood. It was a local protest for the pregnant mom, located at the Planned Parenthood location in her hometown of Fayetteville.
The protest was a one-hour march from Weichert Realtors to Planned Parenthood, beginning at 2:30pm—just enough time to leave the 11:30am service and eat lunch.
As The Hollywood Gossip reminds us, the Duggar family has compared abortion to the Holocaust and believe abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is at risk.
As always, the comment section was abuzz with contrasting opinions. A few agreed with Jill’s stance that Planned Parenthood should be protested against, while the majority of commenters reminded Jill that Planned Parenthood does so much more for women’s healthcare than just provide abortions.
Of course, Jill’s Instagram isn’t the only platform the Duggar family uses for biblical preaching. The Duggar family accounts on Instagram and Facebook also espouse the same sort of conservative ideals.