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The Duggars forbid daughter Jill from helping her unwed, pregnant relative

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Have the Duggars taken things too far with their actions toward their pregnant relative?

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are at it again, spreading their message of love and conservatism.

And by love we mean controlling dominance and by conservatism we mean fundamentalist creepy Quiverfull crap.

This time, they have stuck to their Christian guns so hard that they denied one of their many children from helping a relative because she had gotten pregnant out of wedlock. The Jezebel!

So, here's the lowdown.

Jill Duggar, 23, is a practicing midwife (not really surprising with all the baby birthing going in a family whose beliefs include having as many children as your body will physically allow), and she reportedly wanted to assist her sister-in-law's younger sister with giving birth two years ago, but the sister was, gasp, unmarried!

The offender, Susanna Keller, is the 22-year-old sister of Anna Duggar, who is married to the oldest Duggar son, Josh.

More: 5 Reasons why Jill and Jessa Duggar hate each other

An unidentified source told Radar Online that the parents didn't think she should be "exposed to an unmarried mother in that condition." Because you know, that sin stuff's a-catchin'.

I'll give you a second to stop giggling before I continue.

The Duggars went one step further and banned, yes banned, the woman from their "hit" reality television show, 19 Kids and Counting, too.

More: Jessa Duggar attacked by pro-choice advocates on Instagram

Keller was once pretty tight with the Duggars, but Jim Bob felt her "slide into sin" meant they should forget she exists and strike her from all mention on the show. Whoa.

This is just another example of the ugly underbelly of the gigantic family's "wholesome" beliefs and the clean-cut family showing its true colors.

More: Jana Duggar reportedly cut from an entire episode, but why?

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