Dr. James Dobson to ‘abortion president’ Obama on HHS mandate: ‘Come and get me’ (video)
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – America's favorite family counselor and psychologist branded Barack Obama “the abortion president” at a rally for the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C., today.
Dr. James Dobson, the host of Family Talk Radio and founder of Focus on the Family Ministries, had a firm message for the commander-in-chief: He will never fund abortion or abortifacient contraception, challenging the president to “come and get me.”
“President Obama before he was elected made it very clear that he wanted to be the abortion president,” Dobson told the gathering today. “Early on in his first term, he announced through the Health and Human Services [Department] that every American who gets insurance” must provide sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs to all employees with no co-pay.
He also cited the administration's $1 abortion surcharge, allowing insurance agencies to collect one dollar a month from policy holders to cover the cost of abortions covered by the plans. Critics say this amounts to little more than an accounting gimmick, presenting the appearance of a separate fund for abortion while ObamaCare reimbursements pay for most abortion-related costs.
“In fact his budget, which he submitted this year had $250 million for Planned Parenthood,” Dobson said. “It's breathtaking what this means for unborn children.”
In the video of Dobson's remarks, which was posted by WorldNetDaily.com, Dobson then read a defiant statement he drafted when he refused to comply with the HHS mandate.
“It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture,” Dobson wrote. “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,” Dobson said, voice rising. “I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
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The doctor recently won an injunction from a federal judge exempting his ministry from complying with what Dobson described as the “wicked regulation.” He has stated that the fines would cost $800,000 a year and force him to close his operations.
President Obama signed a presidential proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, which is observed in the United States every May 1, noting that he was legally obliged to do so by Public Law 100-307. His statement called on Americans to give thanks for their liberties and to remember all “prisoners of conscience” around the world.
“One of our Nation’s great strengths is the freedom we hold dear, including the freedom to exercise our faiths freely,” the president wrote.