Jedidiah Duggar Is Making it Known That His Pro-Life Agenda Is a Huge Part of His Political Platform
Despite watching the Duggars with each new season of Counting On, it’s hard to keep up with what they’re all up to these days. While Jessa Duggar is busy sharing her parenting tips with her followers, Jana Duggar is working on home improvement projects, and Jinger Duggar is thriving in Los Angeles. But we can’t forget that Jedidiah Duggar, who’s a newcomer to Instagram, is pushing his political platform via Instagram now.
Jim Bob Duggar has a background in politics, so it makes sense that at least one of his sons would look into the same field. While Jed has big hopes and dreams if he makes it into the Arkansas House of Representatives, it looks like he’s majorly pushing a pro-life agenda. Here’s what he posted.
Jedidiah Duggar is headed for a career in politics
The Duggars typically wait until they’re married (or at least well into adulthood) to get their own personal Instagram accounts. But Jedidiah is breaking the mold. The 21-year-old created his own personal Instagram account for the sole purpose of pushing his career in politics forward.
According to Jed, he’s “committed to putting Springdale’s conservative values first” as he runs for the Arkansas House of Representatives.
“I’m announcing my candidacy for Arkansas State Representative District 89 in Springdale. I’d appreciate your prayers, support and your vote!” Jed captioned his Instagram post back in November 2019. “I’m a Conservative. Pro-Life. Pro Second Amendment. Pro Religious Liberty. Combat the Opioid Crisis. Lower Taxes. More Jobs & Growth. Strong Economy.”
Since November, Jed has worked hard to keep his Instagram presence all about politics. He’s created posts about tax relief, spending time with veterans, and family time to show he’s the perfect, well-rounded candidate.
His post on Instagram supports a pro-life agenda
Jed doesn’t shy away from the fact that he’s pro-life. Since he first announced he was running to be a representative of Arkansas, he’s made his anti-abortion views very public. But it seems he’s pushing the issue even more with an Instagram post added on Jan. 20.
“Today I joined Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and hundreds of others from the area in a March for Life,” Jed captioned his post showing him at a local pro-life rally. “Springdale affirms the value of human life at every stage as Arkansas’ first pro-life city!”
Jed then added that he’s “committed to stand for life and be an advocate for the unborn. Every human life is created in God’s image, and we must stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves!”
While many of his followers agreed with his stance, others were offended.
“If elected are you going to implement policies to help struggling mothers and children born into poor situations?” one follower commented. “If not then you aren’t pro life, you are just pro birth.”
“We’ve all seen how your family treats its own children. You’re pro-birth, not pro-life,” another echoed.
Many other Duggars have also recently posted about the same pro-life rally
It looks like Jed was joined by many of his family members during this pro-life rally. The Duggar Family Instagram posted a photo of Jim Bob Duggar along with a few of his young daughters. Together, they’re holding up a sign showing a fetus seven weeks after conception. And of course, they have the same pro-life stance.
Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna, also posted photos from the rally. Her five young children appeared to join her as she marched for the pro-life movement, too — and, like Jim Bob, they also had signs. One of Anna’s daughters is seen holding up a sign that says “Love Life,” and another is holding up a sign that says, “Defiende La Vida.”
Anna and the Duggar family got just as much backlash as Jed did for his post, of course. But we know none of the Duggars believe in abortion, as they trust that God provides them with the number of children they’re meant to have. When the next pro-life rally comes around, we’re sure we’ll see all of them posting about it once again!
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