The days following the revelation that Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ fame, sexually assaulted at least five females when he was a teen, new pieces of the past begin to surface.
Jim Bob Duggar once said incest should be punishable by death. Jim Bob made the statement during his 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.
His son Josh Duggar has admitted to sexually molesting girls as an older teen.
During his single term in the Arkansas House, then state representative Jim Bob Duggar served on the Corrections, Criminal Law, and Judiciary committees. Isn’t that just great.
Here is what Jim Bob Duggar had to say:
Q. What is your abortion position, and specifically, where do you stand on rape, incest, and threat to the mother’s health?
A. If a woman is raped, the rapist should be executed instead of the innocent unborn baby. Adoption is an option. Many couples would love to adopt and are waiting for a baby. Abortion has been and always will be the destruction of an innocent child. Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes. The developing infant committed no crime and should be allowed to live. In the unlikely event that the life of both mother and baby would both be lost (for example, a tubal pregnancy) all should be done to save the life of the mother.