- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 9, 2014

TLC appears to have censored the words “I Survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade Will Not Survive Me” on a T-shirt worn by one of the Duggar boys on the hit reality series “19 Kids and Counting.”

Stand True activist Bryan Kemper was thrilled to see one of his shirts appear on the show last week, but Wednesday night was shocked to see the shirt on the show again, this time with the words completely blurred out.

Mr. Kemper said he met the Duggars last January at the Students for Life of America Conference and offered T-shirts for the whole family.

“They actually took some family photos wearing the shirts and have tweeted out the photos and promoted our pro-life store,” he wrote.

“Knowing how dedicated to the pro-life cause the Duggars are, I expected to see the shirts many times on their show. It really amazes me that TLC would censor this; it’s not like people don’t know the Duggar’s [sic] beliefs,” Mr. Kemper continued.

“Knowing that the shirt appeared in the previous episode without being blurred, I am wondering if they received complaints or negative feedback after it aired,” he wondered. “I say we show TLC that there is so much more support for the Duggars wearing these shirts than there are complaints.”

Fans of the show argued that most people watching would be somewhat aligned with the Duggars’ beliefs and wouldn’t be offended by such a T-shirt.

“Do you really have to blur out the Duggar’s [sic] pro-life t-shirts? Do you really think people that think children are a curse and should be legally killed are watching a show about a family with 19 children?” one commenter asked on Facebook. 

“Your network knows how the Duggars feel about God and family … Without their Pro-life stance you would not have their popular show,” wrote another.

TLC representatives did not immediately return a request seeking comment.

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