June 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Renowned evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson has joined the chorus of religious leaders opposing Obama’s new healthcare plan, insisting that he will “not bow before” the President’s “wicked regulation.”
“I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services,” Dobson declares in a new column for WorldNetDaily. “So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
“The President’s Obamacare Lies” declares the headline of the article by the famed Focus on the Family founder.
Dr. Dobson refers to President Obama’s statement that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” Contrary to this statement, Dr. Dobson identifies an abortion surcharge hidden within Obama’s signature healthcare law.
“The amount of the surcharge is irrelevant,” Dr. Dobson states, “…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.”
Dr. Dobson points out that the surcharge was enacted when Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced an expansion of Section 1303 of the Obamacare law.
“The president had parsed his words very carefully in 2009 when he said funding for abortion would not come from the federal government,” declares Dr. Dobson. “Clearly it won’t. It will be compelled by the federal government to come from YOU.”
The new ruling compelled millions of Americans to pay the minimum $12/per annum surcharge for abortions, regardless of whether or not they receive or even want abortions.
“I believe in the rule of law,” states Dr. Dobson, “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.”