Millions of Americans have watched Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar display the joys of life in a large Christian family through the popular reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
In February the couple heads to Alaska to speak at Alaska Right to Life’s annual convention in Anchorage.
In achieving television fame the Duggars — who are devout Independent Baptists — have been open about their pro-life beliefs and the fact that they reject all forms of birth control in order to allow God to set their family size.
The family’s pro-life commitment is also evident in the fact that they have honored two children lost to miscarriage by naming them and providing a proper burial.
The Duggars’ trip to Alaska is part of their growing public advocacy work in which they have harnessed television fame to support pro-life legislation across the country. The couple has also formed a coalition of pro-life groups called “Life United” to shed light on victims of abortion.
In addition to prayer and activism, the Duggars repeatedly emphasize that the traditional family is key to building a strong and prosperous society. They say the best thing people who value life and virtue can do to effect change is get married, have kids and raise them.
The Duggars will deliver the keynote speech for Alaska Right to Life on Feb. 7 during the “For the Love of Life Banquet,” at ChangePoint Church. The dinner and talk begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude an all-day convention comprised of in-depth teaching on topics ranging from pro-life sidewalk advocacy, to voting, to media relations and more.
Workshops during the day will focus on equipping pro-life advocates to be more effective communicators. To this end, popular blogger Matt Walsh is invited to address “effective media relations and social media.” Other speakers include Lauren Muzyka of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation and Gualberto Jones and Catherine Davis with the National Personhood Alliance.
For more information or to register for the upcoming convention, call Haylee Kurka at 982-9895 or visit: alaskarighttolife.org.