by Max Brantley
Beliefnet.com checks in on the Duggar clan, 19th child en route, for an extensive Q&A. Noted: Mrs. Duggar says a miscarriage from a pregnancy that occurred despite birth control pills led her to leave family planning to God. He says he's not associated with the Quiverfull movement. They say they don't have a name yet for the 19th. They also were asked about critics of the size of their family:
What do you say to those critics?
Jim Bob Duggar: As far as like overpopulation, I mean, there's really a myth of overpopulation. The whole world's population could fit into the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida.
Michelle Duggar: Shoulder to shoulder.
Jim Bob Duggar: Yeah, and have room to spare.
Michelle Duggar: So, it's not like that's a real issue. The issues of food being available in certain places or seeing poverty and different things like that, there's different issues that maybe are spurring that on. But, in reality, every family has to do what they feel they're called to do. We're not out there telling people this is the way everybody else needs to live, because by all means, this is not for everyone. God wouldn't give everybody 19 children. That's just not the way it's gonna happen, and maybe one or two is the number for someone else, or maybe God doesn't allow any children in a family.