James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk Radio, urged the audience at the National Day of Prayer event Thursday to “keep fighting” the anti-life policies of the “abortion president.”
Dobson has been a fearless critic of the Obama administration’s promotion of abortion. Just a few days ago, Dobson earned a key court victory against Obamacare’s requirement for private organizations to pay for abortion pills. At one point during the contentious battle, Dobson stated defiantly, “Come and get me. I will not yield to your wicked regulations.”
Dobson continued his battle against the administration’s pro-abortion policies Thursday, urging listeners to keep fighting and praying, declaring, “We can win.” WND reports:
At the prayer day event, where he was one of several speakers, Dobson described how Obama said he would become the abortion president.
“He has made it so that every American will have to pay toward the support of abortion,” he said, noting the $250 million in taxpayer funds that already goes toward Planned Parenthood’s funding.
He implored listeners to “keep fighting.”
“We can win. And keep prayer because that’s what really made a difference here.”
A few days before, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn agreed with Dobson’s arguments against Obamacare’s “abortifacient mandate,” issuing a federal injunction against the federal government imposing penalties against Dobson’s ministries. WND provided excerpts from the victory letter Dobson wrote to friends which stressed the significance of the decision to his ministries:
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.
The mandate requiring that we provide abortifacients such as the morning after pill would have begun on May 1st. After that, if we hadn’t prevailed, fines amounting to $800,000 per year would have kicked in. We would have closed our doors.
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