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Former Counting On star Ben Seewald is rushing to his wife Jessa Duggar’s defense amid insensitive attacks against her over the past week. The Duggar daughter is under fire after opening up about her miscarriage. Fans and critics have accused her of having an abortion, despite her family’s firm pro-life beliefs. Now, after the harsh comments have continued rolling in, Bn is finally breaking his silence.
Note that this article contains sensitive details about miscarriage and abortion, which may be triggering to some readers.
As TV Shows Ace reported, on Friday, Jessa revealed to fans that she had suffered a miscarriage during the holiday season. This would have been her fifth baby and would have joined Spurgeon, Henry, Ivy, and Fern in the summer of 2023. She learned it was a missed miscarriage, so she needed a D&C. After hearing this, fans and critics called out the Duggar daughter, arguing that she had an abortion. All of this talk online turned into quite a firestorm. This is obviously a very controversial and sensitive topic.
Until now, her husband Ben Seewald had not added anything to the conversation.
Jessa Duggar Seewald defends herself.
So far, Jessa has taken to Instagram a couple of times to defend herself and to argue that she didn’t have an abortion. She called out the trolls for all of the hurtful comments she had received. She particularly described them as “severely distasteful” as she grieves this loss.
Ben Seewald breaks his silence.
On Instagram on Wednesday morning, Ben broke his silence about the drama and controversy surrounding Jessa’s miscarriage. The Duggar son-in-law wrote a very passionate statement, proving just how much this issue means to him.
“To all of you who have spread lies about my wife, I demand a public retraction and apology for your words, shares, retweets, or ‘likes,’ by which you’ve slandered my wife, further wounding a grieving woman. Please be humble and respectable enough to recognize your errors and insensitivity and set the record straight to your followers. Thank you.”
Then, he showed his appreciation for all of their supporters. He said, “Thank you to all who’ve prayed for us amid this tragedy and the subsequent attacks on my wife’s character.”
In his post, he included a screenshot of a recent video from conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey. On Tuesday, she released a video titled: “No, Jessa Duggar Seewald Did Not Get an Abortion.”
You can read Ben Seewald’s full post below.
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In response to Ben’s post, many fans are offering loving and encouraging words. They are shocked by the hurtful comments the Seewalds have received over the past week and hope that Jessa is doing okay. Hopefully, all of the noise will die down soon so Jessa and Ben can grieve in peace.
So, are you glad to see both Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar speaking out about this? Do the insensitive comments that have been made amid Jessa’s miscarriage shock you? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Duggars. And continue to keep Ben and Jessa’s family in your prayers during this time. You can watch Allie Beth Stuckey’s YouTube video below.
my deepest sympathy for your loss. I’ve been there. my thoughts are pertaining to this is, why are you still having babies? Sex doesn’t have to equal getting pregnant. your not required to have baby after baby.