Published On: Wed, Apr 4th, 2012

Michelle Duggar Doesn’t Believe in Overpopulation

As they say, ‘Every child is a blessing”, but Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar may have carried that saying all too seriously — and to the extreme!

Michelle and Jim Bob currently have a brood of 19 kids — and counting. Because, according to Michelle, that is just how she prefers it.

In fact, the Arkansas-based Duggar matriarch admits she does not believe in overpopulation, saying, “Well, first off, the idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the entire population of the world, if they were stretched shoulder to shoulder, could fit within the city limits of Jacksonville.”

Jacksonville, Florida’s land area, does in fact, amount to between 758-885 square miles, and with the world’s population estimated to be just over seven billion, that would equal approximately 8,500,000 people per square mile.

The controversial TV mom also argues her point by quoting the late Mother Teresa, “To say that there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers. Our world needs more joy.”

The Duggar family’s brood of 19 includes Joshua (who is married with two kids of his own); twins Jana and John-David; Jill; Jessa; Jinger; Joseph; Josiah; Joy-Anna; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah; Jason; James; Justin; Jackson; Johanna; Jennifer; and Jordyn and Josie.

About the Author

- is a former Entertainment News Editor at The University of Tennessee's independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She acts on her passion to improve citizen journalism through various initiatives such as the OJO, Citizen Journalist League, the World Journalists Summit, and InterJOURN. Leslie is co-author and creative director of various citizen journalism books that is sold in the United States and the U.K.

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  1. Corey Englewood says:

    If the public knew what the Duggar family actually believes, Jim Bob and Michelle wouldn’t get nearly as many invitations to speak at parenting conferences and political rallies. Most Americans—even most conservative Christians—would be aghast to learn what these sweethearts of reality TV actually teach their children. The Duggars’ bizarre, misogynistic, and downright dangerous religious beliefs are more akin to what one would expect to find in a Mormon polygamist cult or a radical Islamic sect than what one typically finds in protestant churches. More information:

  2. Over population has already dumbed down the human species. This article is a fine example ignorant humans behaving ignorantly.

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