'Severely Distasteful': Jessa Duggar Seewald Fires Back At Critics Falsely Accusing Her of Having an Abortion

Brittany M. Hughes | February 28, 2023
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Jessa Duggar Seewald is firing back at anti-life proponents who accused her of having an abortion - probably because, well, she didn’t.

In a candid video uploaded to social media on Feb. 24, the “19 Kids and Counting” and "Counting On" star tearfully opened up about having gone through a recent miscarriage, marking her second experience with losing an unborn child. Seewald's second miscarriage, which occurred in December when she was pregnant with her fifth child, ended in what’s commonly referred to as a “missed” or “silent miscarriage,” where the baby passes away in utero but the mother’s body doesn’t pass the remains on its own. The woman oftentimes doesn't even know her baby has died until she has a medical exam. 

Seewald said she didn’t realize there was anything wrong with the baby until she went in for an ultrasound, only to be told her child’s heart was no longer beating.

"I ended up having to go see my doctor because (of) my history of hemorrhaging and all of that, there was concern that if I tried to just take something or pass the baby at home that, that I might have trouble and have to be transported and all that. It just wasn't something that seemed like a very good option. And so we decided to go to the hospital, get checked in there and go through the process of a D&C.”

Seewald said the baby had been gone for three weeks by the time she had the procedure.

A “D&C,” short for “dilation and curettage,” is the process of surgically removing fetal tissue from a woman’s body. The procedure is sometimes used to perform second-trimester elective abortions to remove living babies, but, like in Seewald’s case, is also used to extract the remains of a baby that passed away naturally during a miscarriage.

Seewald said the loss rocked her and her family to the core.

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"Probably the most devastating moment was waking up after the procedure was over and just having this hollow feeling inside because you know that the life that was in you is no longer there," she said tearfully. "You never did get to see your baby or say those goodbyes.”

But Seewald’s grief over losing a child she desperately wanted didn’t stop left-wing abortion pushers from accusing the outspokenly pro-life Christian of having an abortion and using her to push for a woman's "right" to terminate a healthy pregnancy for convenience.

Pajiba, an independent news website, posted the outright false headline, “Jenna Duggar had an abortion” above an article written by a man and accusing Seewald of having a procedure she wants to deny other women.

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, "Jessa Duggar Seewald’s pregnancy loss is bringing the abortion access conversation to the forefront."

The disingenuous hacks over at Jezebel published, "Jessa Duggar Seewald Had an Abortion, Even If She Won't Say the Word."

Over at People: "Due to risks of complications with passing the fetus at home, the 19 Kids and Counting alum, 30, said she decided to check in to a hospital to perform a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C) abortion procedure to remove the fetus from her womb."

The Arkansas Times: Health care for me but not for thee: a Duggar had an abortion

Multiple prominent blue-checks on Twitter blasted to their hundreds of thousands of followers that Seewald was a hypocrite for having an "abortion."

And the lie detector test determined: those are all lies - and Seewald's calling them out.

"Women have D&C’s for many reasons, not all of which involve killing a living human being," she posted beneath her video on YouTube. "The ultrasound revealed that I had a missed miscarriage. My baby’s heart had stopped beating 3 weeks before I had a D&C."

"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," she went on. "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 didn’t pay a abortionist to murder her baby. She didn’t take a pill to stop the baby’s heart. She didn’t inject her child with poison, or burn it alive in the amniotic sac with saline. She didn’t choose to end her baby’s life before going through with a D&C. She lost her baby to a miscarriage, and her body didn’t go through the typical process of expelling the remains on its own. It’s horrible and tragic and heartbreaking. And lying about it to push for legalized infanticide is not only untrue, but disgusting.

Then again, this is the crowd that thinks it’s okay to rip living children limb-from-limb and pull them out of their mother’s wombs, so we probably shouldn’t expect much.