Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard, is getting blasted for the bizarre way he recently chose to voice his opposition to abortion. Derick used a photo of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's stillborn daughter, Jubilee, and he compared the tiny corpse's feet to those of his wife.
On Friday, Derick shared a link to a LifeNews article about Jubilee Shalom Duggar that included a picture of her lifeless body. The Duggar family rarely mentions the baby that Michelle lost in 2011, but Jill Duggar recently made headlines by paying tribute to Jubilee on Instagram. Jill's post was accompanied by images of the stillborn fetus' tiny feet and hands.
"5 years ago today my mom gave birth to my youngest little sister, Jubilee Shalom Duggar and Jesus welcomed her home to Heaven!" Jill wrote.
"She is a testimony to every life being beautiful; at 18 weeks gestation, she was a beautiful baby with little blue eyes, 10 fingers & 10 toes! She weighed 4 oz. and was 6 inches long. We miss you Jubilee and look forward to meeting you one day in Heaven!"
The initial shock of the controversial photos has since worn off, and Jill Duggar's Instagram post was flooded with positive responses from mothers who have miscarried and found it inspiring and uplifting. However, Derick's more recent tweet about Jubilee hasn't been so warmly received.
"I never got to meet my youngest sister-in-law, but I know she has my wife's foot. The Dillards will always be #prolife...from womb to tomb," Derick wrote.
Some of Derick's Twitter followers wondered why he was using a miscarriage to promote his stance on abortion, while others called for him to focus on raising his son instead of spending so much time on Twitter telling women what to do with their bodies. He was also accused of using Jill Duggar's deceased sister as "cheap political propaganda."
"What does pro life have to do with miscarriage? Why use a miscarriage to push your agenda? #lifeisnotanagenda #staahpalready," @timimanyo wrote in response to Derick's words.
"Why not let her rest in peace instead of using her for cheap political propaganda? You have a beautiful child...celebrate him," @wildkudzu tweeted.
Derick's wife is trying to make up for the lack of love that he's getting on social media. On December 16, Jill Duggar shared a declaration of admiration for her husband on Instagram. She assured Derick that she thinks he's "the most encouraging, sweet, Godly guy in the whole world," and she also called him the "#besthubbyever." The post was accompanied by a photo of Jill and Derick kissing.