NLQ Question of the Week: Why is ‘Home Birth’ so Promoted as the Godly Way?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing we've seen here at NLQ in both the stories told by some of our writers and in the words of cultural enforcers of Quiverfull such as Debi Pearl and Nancy Campbell is a dislike or disdain for giving birth in the hospital. Even when there are tragic circumstances that might have been prevented with prior prenatal care with a licensed physician and at a health care facility --- like what happened with Carri Chmielewski. … [Read more...]

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News: Did the Medical Care Received Equal an Abortion or Birth Control?

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Just like many of you dear readers we have been following Zsuzsanna Anderson, the wife of Arizona pastor Steven L. Anderson at her blog, Are They All Yours!!,  and watching her recent struggles with a high risk pregnancy.  Thankfully the  medical treatment she received for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome helped her deliver a normal healthy baby boy. … [Read more...]

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Update on Judy Kay Jones: Trial Date for Death of Baby

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You may remember Vyckie's story of the birth of two of her children and her near death experiences at the hands of South Dakota midwife Judy Kay Jones and the subsequent deaths of babies delivered by mothers in Judy's care.Nebraska has finally set a trial date for Judy Jones of June 9th, 2014 for the charges of manslaughter, practicing without a license and criminal impersonation. … [Read more...]

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The Terrifying Side of Trendy: Are Home Births Safe?

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From the legal firm blog of Console and Hollawell cross posted with their permissionMy childhood friend and her husband wanted an at-home birth. Like many, they were attracted to the idea of bringing their child into the world in a calm and peaceful setting, exchanging hospital linoleum for their cozy California home. They weren’t against technology, they were simply taken in by a growing trend that popularizes midwifery as enlightened, almost luxurious. As society emphasizes “all-natural” and “organic,” a home birth can appeal to intellectuals and progressives alike as an alternative to an allegedly intrusive, chemical-soaked hospital. … [Read more...]

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Voices of Sister-Moms: Maia & Electra – A Tale of Two Sisters

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From the new series on Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly - Voices of Sister-Moms“Maia” and “Electra” are the pseudonyms chosen by the authors, two sisters raised in a Quiverfull family, as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

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Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]

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Another Duggar Baby On The Way

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Turns out that Josh and Anna Duggar just announced they are pregnant with number three.  People magazine  ran this piece in their magazine and website: The pitter-patter of little feet may sound more like a stampede at a Duggar get-together – and this summer the volume … [Read more...]

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Judy Kay Jones Full Disclosure: Jerry Wayne Jones Sr. Registered Sex Offender

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A comment on one of the several recent postings about Judy Kay Jones recent arrest from a reader: I don’t have a platform on which to say these things, so I am taking advantage of this comment section. My main purpose in comminting is to make people aware of Judy’s husband, Jerry. He is a convicted child molester … [Read more...]

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Judy Kay Jones – “Midwife from Hell” Tells Her Patients to Shut Up

by Vyckie Garrison Judy Kay Jones - the "midwife from hell" who attended me at home and nearly got me killed twice and who is currently facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Nebraska baby, wrote the following "advice" which she uses to prepare her client families to cover up her incompetence … [Read more...]

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Judy Jones, quiverfull “midwife from hell,” charged with manslaughter in death of Nebraska baby

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by Vyckie GarrisonOf all the extreme choices I made while in thrall to the "radically pro-life" Quiverfull philosophy of trusting my reproductive life to God, my decision to attempt a home birth after three c-sections was probably the most dangerous and irresponsible.Because I had made the commitment to welcome every pregnancy as an unmitigated gift from the Lord, and because I also believed that accepting government assistance in the form of Medicaid was tantamount to trusting Caesar to provide for the health and wellbeing of my babies, I desperately sought an alternative to the expensive surgical deliveries.I know now that it was absurd for a woman with my health issues and h … [Read more...]

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