The Duck Dynasty family is great for many reasons. By participating as guest speakers at a pro-life event, Alan and Lisa Robertson added one more reason to my growing list.
Pro-choice supporters have recently been dominating the media, but the Robertson clan stepped forward to defend pro-life advocates. Life News shares the inspiring story:
On Saturday, Alan and Lisa Robertson from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” spoke to hundreds of pro-life advocates gathered for a pro-life breakfast and march in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event marked the 43rd year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which, along with its companion decision, Doe v. Bolton, opened the doors to legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. In the past 43 years, more than 58 million babies have been legally aborted in the U.S.
North Carolina Right to Life organized the event “to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to standing for life until unborn children are safe from the violence of abortion,” according to the pro-life group’s website.
The Robertsons are strong advocates for life, sometimes even drawing public ire for speaking about their conservative values.
What I love most about their story is that they based their pro-life support on personal experience. They are not just preaching words — they are able to give a beautiful, transparent example of God’s great grace:
Lisa Robertson specifically knows the pain and regret of abortion. When she was 16, before she married into the Robertson family, she had an abortion. As LifeNews previously reported, Lisa Robertson opened up about her abortion experience in 2014.
She said, “There has not been — maybe a day has gone by — that I have not thought of this child. … at the time it was the answer that I sought. As I sit here today that is not the answer I would have chosen had I known better, had I been more mature in my thinking.”
Lisa, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your heart. Yours is the story we should share — one filled with love and hope. Phil Robertson also spoke out against abortion (in the great ‘Phil way’ we all love):
“Listen, from the time you started inside your mother’s womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to life for crying out loud. You’re this long (pointing to his finger). You’re a week old inside your mother. They suck you out of there when you’re about like that (point to finger again). You wouldn’t be here tonight!
“And, when you got to be the size of my thumb, they suck you out. You wouldn’t be here. Then, you grow a little bigger, like my fist – and finally eight, nine months later you come out.”
Phil’s words are spot on. The Duck Dynasty family sets an amazing example of the meaning of legacy — a legacy for Christ. Whether it’s their stance on life, parenting, grace, or even modesty, they stand strong together — despite the nagging of the world.
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