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Duggar Family

Snaps Pic of Miscarried Baby

12/15/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The family from TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" chose a unique way to commemorate the life of their 20th child, who passed away this week in a miscarriage -- they took an artsy picture of the fetal corpse ... and distributed it at the memorial.

Jubilee Shalom Duggar was due in April ... but Michelle Duggar suffered a miscarriage on Sunday in her 2nd trimester.

The Duggars held a memorial today at their church in Arkansas, where they distributed the above photographs -- containing messages like, "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."

The photos were first posted on Twitter by a family member -- and then surfaced on a fan site.

We reached out to the family for comment -- so far, no word back.

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76.

Jeni    

As a woman who has recently gone threw a miscarriage I find this beautiful. Let them grieve the way they feel is right. And as for all the rude comments you people have no right to judge until you have walked in their shoes! From one mommy of an angel to another I hope she can find peace and ignore all the hateful comments.

951 days ago
77.

flower    

This is not religion It is money money and more money. How disgusting can this family and their so called religion get. It makes me ashamed to be a part of this universe. Tacky is the nicest word I can think of to call these so called media whores.

951 days ago
78.

Lise Charlebois    

Clearly this rabbit should not be breeding any longer. As much as I love babies and children, I fail to believe this family loves children, but rather like the fame and money more. Give it up!

951 days ago
79.

Marcie    

Beautiful......True that every life should be celebrated, even those that end in utero. Amazingly beautiful photos tastefully done. I am an OB nurse and we encourage parents to keep momentos of the sweet lost baby and yes even photos are allowed.

951 days ago
80.

Me    

If they felt the need to take pictures why are they putting it out there for the world to see? after all they requested "privacy"during this diffcult time..I believe there love for the spotlight outweighed there love for this innocent baby...

951 days ago
81.

mary    

Not disturbing at all a beautiful tribute to a small life

951 days ago
82.

i'm a lawyer!    

since when is a miscarried baby's funeral 'celebrity news'?

951 days ago
83.

angela    

Beautiful~!

951 days ago
84.

Gwenda    

I'm not sure if these are actual pictures of their baby. I have a friend who lost a child and the website dedicated to lost children from miscarriage had these pictures and some more like them on the site...it is common practice in all hospitals to have pictures taken of the baby for the parents/family/friends to help with the grieving purpose...if you are offended by these pictures do not click the link...it is no different then your Great Aunt Hazel taking pictures of the open caskets and showing them to you on her next visit....whatever helps a person deal

951 days ago
85.

deedee    

This is disgusting! these people are using everything for a buck and it's "sinful"! They make me want to puke they are hypicrits in the worst way!

951 days ago
86.

Big Taters    

TMZ has no clue. Granted, what this family is doing is unorthodox to say the least, but aren't they allowed to mourn in their own way, within the law?

AND TMZ reached out for comments? WTF? You reach out for comments from a family on how they mourn?

Harvey is a clueless d-bag who employs the same.

951 days ago
87.

Muppet    

I don't think taking pictures of the baby for them to keep is wrong. I do however think the family member that posted them on twitter has something wrong with their head! This is something that should be cherished by the family not exploited! That's truly sad.

951 days ago
88.

Trouble    

http://www.freejinger.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5874&start=40

This is the "fan site" - they're the farthest thing from it. That posted this first.

951 days ago
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Cjpmomto3    

This makes me very sad for many reasons. TMZ, this shows that you have no boundries. The fact that you chose to put this on your site sickens me. The Duggars are a loving family that practices their religious beliefs in a way in which our country allows. no matter how unpopular it may be. Aside from religion, the number of kids a couple has is not up for public debate. And I am sure that this kind of loss, be it your 1st child or 20th, the grief is deep and very painful. As for the memorial pic I'm sure that any happiness expressed is for the brief opportunity they had to know this baby and peace in knowing that she is now back with God in heaven. I pray that anyone judging this family and making these terrible remarks can take a look at their own life choices before condemning others.

951 days ago
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buzz kill    

These people obviously love their children very much. As long as they can support them and raise them in a positive environment it is no elses business. At least they are not on welfare sucking off other hard working Americans. Also, they are decent people who would never murder the unborn just because it would be inconvienient.

951 days ago
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