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Amy Duggar, the niece of 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, has admitted to being born out of wedlock.

"The tabloids are telling the truth. My mom and dad did have me out of wedlock. Just because we are Christians doesn't make us perfect, it just makes us forgiven," the aspiring country singer wrote on Instagram. "Just because I share the Duggar name doesn't mean my life is perfect! God knew my uncle would have a hit show and that somehow I would be a part of it."

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Duggar used the admission, which her mother had already addressed on a 2009 episode of the TLC reality show, to support her stance against abortion.

The tabloids are telling the truth, my mom and dad did have me out of wedlock. Just because we are Christians doesn't make us perfect, it just makes us forgiven. Just because I share the Duggar name doesn't mean my life is perfect! God knew my uncle would have a hit show and that somehow I would be apart of it. He knew my parents story would be told. How amazing is that?! Your testimony is everything. Everyone struggles, and sins differently. but Jesus paid it all!! I'm extremely grateful to my mom for choosing to give me life. I'm sure she was scared, young, ridiculed, and felt ashamed. God's grace covered it though! She's beautiful inside and out. I'm also grateful that I have such an awesome relationship with my dad! Seriously he's the greatest! Jesus, thank you for restoring hearts, relationships and families. No matter what you have done, don't think your a second you're alone in this world. Jesus died so that you may be free! John3:16 #prolifeđź’•

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The Duggar family are known for their extremely strict courtship rules, but this long-past breach of conduct doesn't seem to affect Amy or her mother's relationship with their family, as both have appeared on 19 Kids multiple times.