Dr. James Dobson - Standing Strong for God and Country
Volume 29 Summer 2014 Issue 3
A federal district judge granted an injunction to Family Talk, the ministry of Dr. James Dobson, that will prevent the enforcement of the Obamacare mandate requiring his ministry to pay for abortion-causing drugs.
After the ruling, Dr. Dobson wrote his supporters: “We are celebrating and thanking the Lord this morning. Victory is ours. We won our case against [former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen] Sebelius and the Obama administration. Judge Blackburn wrote a powerful statement, which even used pro-life language, (i.e., referring to a ‘human fetus’). He defended my right to follow the dictates of my conscience. It was eloquent.”
Dr. Dobson explained what the ministry and its few dozen employees were facing. “The mandate requiring that we provide abortifacients such as the morning after pill would have begun May 1st. And after that, if we hadn’t prevailed, fines amounting to $800,000 per year would have kicked in. We would have closed our doors.”
Speaking at a National Day of Prayer gathering, May 1, about the Obama administration’s support of abortion, Dr. Dobson said, “He [Obama] has made it so that every American will have to pay toward the support of abortion,” noting the $250 million in taxpayer funds that already goes toward Planned Parenthood’s funding.
Dr. Dobson also stated: “I believe in the rule of law, and it has been my practice since I was in college to respect and honor those in authority over us. It is my desire to do so now. However, this assault on the sanctity of human life takes me where I cannot go. I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. The amount of the surcharge is irrelevant. To pay one cent for the killing of babies is egregious to me, and I will do all I can to correct a government that lies to me about its intentions and then tries to coerce my acquiescence with extortion. It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture. The Creator will not hold us guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of His innocent babies. So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.” It is courageous people like Dr. Dobson who will help us to make it “morning in America again.”