In the "Duck Dynasty" hierarchy, Lisa Robertson — married to Al, son of patriarch and face of the show Phil — is known as the "first daughter-in-law." The Robertson family is not a clan known for its progressive views. It is a family moored in traditional Christian values, something that has led to mass popularity in the South and across the country.
A Google search of "Duck Dynasty abortion" leads to a bevy of articles about the family's fierce pro-life stance. Phil earned plenty of headlines for repeated intense anti-abortion statements like this one:
If the dude or woman is for ripping human fetuses out of their mother’s womb, don’t ever vote for that. Don’t ever say "yes" to that. It’s terrible. ... We’ve lost it, folks. We ran God out of our schools. We ran him out of the entertainment business. We ran him out of the news media. We’ve run him out of the judiciary, and we’ve run him out of Washington D.C. Well, what you get is what is left up there. They’re ungodly. You agree?
So it's interesting to hear Lisa — who appeared with Al on HuffPost Live on Tuesday to promote their new book, A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption — say she has a softer view on abortion than some of her family members.
In the book, Lisa admits to having an abortion at a young age during a troubled time in her life. On Tuesday, she called the abortion "something I truly regret" but repeated that she won't "put my belief" 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," she said. When host Nancy Redd pressed Lisa on whether she considers herself pro-choice or not, she answered, "Yes, I would."
Al, meanwhile, respectfully disagreed, saying he wishes "there weren't abortion in the world."
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