The couple, who believes life begins at conception, argues that a 2-day-old embryo is as deserving of medical intervention as any of their children.After three miscarriages, Kelly Bates started taking progesterone to increase her changes of having healthy pregnancies."Although we just want to trust God, but at the same time, if there's already a life living, we don't want to deny medical help for a baby that's in trouble," Kelly said. Their spouses must be parent-approved and must share their Christian values.Although 20-year-old Alyssa is the sixth-born, she’s the second to have a baby, following the birth of oldest brother Zach Bates’ son last October.Older sister Erin Paine is due to welcome a baby boy in June.19 Kids and Counting has made the Duggar family popular, but there's another family of 21 that's making headlines.
The major themes revolve around family, but marriage, Christianity, and having children are also discussed.
She had to have it altered to add cap sleeves."On the wedding day, she should feel beautiful, comfortable and appropriate," her mother said.
Of the 600 invited wedding guests were the Duggars, stars of TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting.
Kelly has spent 23 of the last 25 years pregnant, and has had 14 home births without anesthesia.
She has also had three miscarriages, and takes progesterone to decrease the risk of future complications."Although we just want to trust God, but at the same time, if there's already a life living, we don't want to deny medical help for a baby that's in trouble," she told ABC News.The Bates also require their children's mates to be Christian, do not allow them to go on dates alone, and limit physical contact during the courtship period.