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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Having A C-Section Makes You Bitter?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Steven L. Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Birth HypocrisyEditor's note: Zsuzsanna is upset today because people are talking and speculating over the birth of Jill Duggar Dillard's new baby boy Israel, trying to parse what that lone photo of the new family means. If she had a c-section, why it was a hospital birth instead of a home birth, ad infinitum... which is only natural considering every single aspect of this poor girl's life has been lived more years than not in the white hot glare of the television camera. Zsuzsanna fails to understand that when the average American sees someone over and over on television they become emotionally invested in … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

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According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth's book "Church That Abuse" the hallmarks of a cult are - 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership2.   Spiritual elitism3.   Manipulation of members … [Read more...]

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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