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"19 Kids and Counting's" Jessa Duggar Criticized for Relating Abortion to the Holocaust

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Sep 30
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Jessa Duggar, of “19 Kids and Counting” fame, recently posted a photo from the Holocaust Museum to her Instagram account. In the photo caption, Duggar related the horrors of the Holocaust to present-day abortion.


Duggar wrote, “I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed ‘less than human.’ Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are ‘more evolved’ and others ‘less evolved.’ A denying that our Creator—God—made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam.


The belief that some human beings are ‘not fit to live. So they’re murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor.


May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again,” she wrote. “Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife.”

Over 24,000 people liked the photo, but many criticized Duggar’s comparison in comments. 


“Do not use the Holocaust as an excuse to preach about your religion. Abortion has nothing to do with the slaughter of millions of people. You should be ashamed of yourself,” one commenter wrote. 


Still, some agreed with Duggar, arguing that the killing of over 57 million babies through abortion is Holocaust in a different form. 



Publication date: September 30, 2014