“Duck Dynasty” star, Lisa Robertson, dropped a bombshell a few days ago when she told the “Huffington Post” that she was “pro choice.” Now she is furiously walking back the comment.
In the hierarchy of “Duck Dynasty,” Lisa is known as the “first daughter in law.” She’s married to Al, son of Phil, who heads the family. Lisa and Al sat down for an interview with “HuffPost Live” on January 6, to talk about the new book she and Al have written called, A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption. In the book, Robertson tells of how she had an abortion at the age of 16. She says during the interview that now she regrets having the abortion, but that she wouldn’t try to force her beliefs on anyone else.
I would never say that that was a good choice. It was the choice I felt I had at the time. . . . I don’t believe I actually should’ve had that choice. As a Christian, I don’t think we should do that. Now, I’m not going to put my belief on you. If that’s the way you feel, that’s your choice.
Nancy Redd, host of the show, asks Lisa if she would consider herself “pro choice.” Robertson responds, after only a brief hesitation, “Yes, I would.”
Robertson changes her story.
Lisa Robertson went on the Christian Broadcast Network’s “The 700 Club,” on January 8. Now she’s trying to explain away her “pro choice” comment.
Host Terry Meeuwsen leads Robertson into her “correction” by observing:
Recently, talking about being transparent, you did an interview with the Huffington Post, that the end result of what came out of that is not really honest and true to where you stand today.
Here we go, that damned liberal media, putting words into the mouth of a good Christian again!
Robertson accurately recounts most of the conversation with Nancy Redd. Yes, she did say that she did not think that she should have had the choice to have an abortion. She did say that if faced with that choice today, it is not the choice she would make. And yes, she did say that she would not put her belief on Redd, or anyone else. That last part was what was curiously absent from her remarks on “The 700 Club.” Now, she says she is “pro life, pro God, pro babies.” She tells Meeuwsen:
I just kind of got a little mixed up whenever we were talking, but I’m definitely pro-life.
Of course, that is all well and good, but two days before she made that comment, Lisa Robertson said that she would not put her beliefs on someone else. Now she seems to be singing a different tune.
Here’s the video, via “Raw Story”:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HesS-sH8whI]
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