Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" spoke out about his feelings on abortion and what he had to say has gone viral. On Aug. 20, MSN News reported that Robertson addressed abortion during a speech he gave in Pennsylvania. While the family doesn't discuss much of their religious or political beliefs on the show, it seems their new-found-fame has provided a soap box that Phil has chosen to utilize.
"Listen, from the time you started inside your mother's womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to live, for crying out loud. You're this long! You're a week old inside your mother. They suck you out of there when you're about like that," he said.
Phil Robertson continued, "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. And we debate whether it's a -- some woman has the right to tear you out of there, a piece at a time? C'mon! You have a God-given right to live. And of all places, inside your mother -- what in the world happened to us?"
Naturally Phil's speech is grabbing loads of attention with people in heated debates about what he had to say and whether or not his views are right or wrong. It seems fair to say that his beliefs are his and that no one should judge him based on how he feels. However, that's much easier said than done. People have already started judging and some have even gone as far as to say that they will be boycotting "Duck Dynasty."
Does Phil Robertson bother you? Are you offended by his opinion of abortion?
© Effie Orfanides 2013