Quoting Quiverfull: Flippantly Avoiding Babies?

Quoting Quiverfull: Flippantly Avoiding Babies? October 5, 2013

by Kelly of Generation Cedar – Are You Going to Have More Babies?

Make sure you visit the original article to read the conversation between the author and her five year old daughter.

Just like my daughter counsels women each week who are contemplating abortion, urging them to consider that the life inside them is no mistake and is depending on them to give it a chance to live, even the babies-to-be depend on a mother and father willing to receive them. Babies whom God has known from the foundations.

Kyla understands that. She hasn’t been educated enough to know that people are too expensive and bothersome to raise and thus, easily and flippantly avoided.

Babies are people to her; important people. People who, like her, are glad they get to live with their families.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce


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  • {sigh} I wonder if she ever talked with one of those women in the same depth she talks to her daughter.

  • Saraquill

    Ugh. People don’t have abortions for fun. Giving birth does not automatically ensure that the resulting child will be full, warm and adequately dressed. Nor does it mean that the child will enter a loving family.

    I would also like to say anaencephaly, sirenomelia and tubal pregnancy.

  • Baby_Raptor

    I think babies are important too. I’m glad we agree on that.

    But there’s no such thing as an unborn baby. The very definition of the word relies on birth having happened. Pro-forced birthers are liars, through and through.

    Also, I’m still waiting for someone to show me proof that the bible says life starts before birth.

  • Baby_Raptor

    No, of course not. They’re “baby murderers.” And if she actually talked to them, she might suddenly start seeing their problems, and their point of view, and then she’d-gasp-empathize with them! Can’t have that…Must save the snowflake babies!

  • herewegokids

    That’s so flippant of women to want to live to mother the kids they already have…..

  • Trollface McGee

    No one should flippantly decide something as important as bringing a child into the world. “Oh look I’m still fertile, guess I’ll go have a baby” is just as ridiculous as the supposed women who have abortions on their lunch breaks.

  • Nightshade

    So she wants those of a flippant nature-or in some cases, perhaps just too young to take life seriously-to have as many kids as nature allows so they can perpetuate that cycle, rather than wait and perhaps mature enough to actually care about their offspring. Nice of her to clear that up.

  • Nea

    She might as well have stopped at “my daughter isn’t educated enough,” frankly. Let’s start the lesson in reality with “some kids are not glad to be with their families because their families abuse them and that’s wrong.”

  • Effie

    Of course it’s no counseling. You would need an education for that. (Here counseling requires at least 3,5 years college studies.)

    Sav-A-Life is the organization where Kelly’s daughter is harassing young women. You know what? The young women (minors) have been required to undergo religious counseling there. Why that’s not illegal in a country like U.S. is something I can’t fathom. See more in the book “Girls on the Stand: How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors” or read a summary here: http://freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16920

  • Theo Darling

    How condescending to be preached at by other people’s kids. Seriously. I don’t know why people think it’s cute.