‘Pro-choice’ Duck Dynasty star quickly backtracks: ‘I am pro-God… I got a little mixed up’
Lisa Robertson, who stars in the hit TV reality show Duck Dynasty, asserted on Thursday that she had only said that she thought women should be able to choose whether or not to have an abortion because she had been “mixed up” by an interviewer at The Huffington Post.
While speaking to HuffPost Live earlier this week, Robertson explained that she had an abortion while she was 16 years old, but said that it was not a choice she would make again.
“I would never say that that was a good choice. It was the choice I felt I had at the time,” Robertson said. “I don’t believe I actually should’ve had that choice. As a Christian, I don’t think we should do that.”
Unlike most of the Duck Dynasty clan, however, Robertson said that she thought abortion should be an option for other women.
“Now, I’m not going to put my belief on you. If that’s the way you feel, that’s your choice,” she observed.
And when host Nancy Redd asked her if she would consider herself pro-choice, Robertson replied, “Yes, I would.”
But in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network to promote her new book on Thursday, Robertson changed her story.
“Whenever we were talking with the interviewer, she just was saying, you know, ‘Your life has turned out great since you had an abortion. I mean, you got the man that you always wanted,'” she recalled. “And I said, ‘But my life didn’t turn out great.’ There’s been many years since then that I have really struggled with that decision. I know that decision was not the right decision.”
“We do have a choice in this world, whether or not we do that or not, but I am totally pro-life, I am pro-God, I am pro-babies, you know?” she continued. “The time of conception is when that life begins, and I believe that we should honor that life.”
“And so, I just kind of got a little mixed up whenever we were talking, but I’m definitely pro-life. But like I said, we all do have a choice as to whether or not we want to go there. And I want people to know that you can be forgiven whenever you’ve done those things in your past.”
Watch the video below from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast Jan. 8, 2015.