COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson and his wife, Shirley Dobson, were honored to meet with President Trump in the White House today, Friday, January 19, 2018, at approximately 12:15 PM EST, as part of a small group of pro-life advocates honoring Friday’s March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.
Addressing the March for Life attendees via live-feed from the White House Rose Garden, President Trump became the first President to do so since the event began one year after Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in all 50 states.
Dr. Dobson has long been at the forefront of the pro-life movement, advocating for an end to abortion in the United States, and currently taking a stand in court against abortification mandates. Dr. Dobson was recently named in a federal lawsuit, Dobson v. Sebelius, which challenges the contraception mandate found in Obamacare.
Last week, Dr. Dobson issued a statement in honor of the March for Life and in observance of National Sanctity of Human Life Day and the 45th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. In that statement, Dr. Dobson referred to President Trump as perhaps “the single most pro-life chief executive of them all.”
- The White House has posted a recording of the Rose Garden event here.
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Dr. Dobson’s full official statement in honor of the March for Life and in Observance of National Sanctity of Human Life Day and 45 Years of Roe V. Wade:
“National Sanctity of Human Life Day is a deeply meaningful, yet solemn date on our national calendar. As President Ronald Reagan once said, it is ‘the first of the ‘unalienable rights’ affirmed by our Declaration of Independence,’ and yet, since 1973, the killing of unborn babies through nine months of pregnancy has been legal in this country for any reason, or no reason at all. It is a grievous tragedy of incalculable size and scope. Forty-five years later, more than 58 million preborn babies have been murdered in hospitals and clinics all across our land.”
“To our collective shame, when the Supreme Court first handed down its decision on Roe v. Wade, the church in America was mostly silent. While it may have taken the pro-life movement over a decade, we did eventually find our voice, and I am confident we will never be silenced again. In fact, I thank God that today, our fight continues with perhaps more wind behind our backs than ever before, and with a president in the Oval Office who may turn out to be our most pro-life chief executive of them all. In one year, President Trump has already done more to protect the lives of the unborn than any of his predecessors, and I am confident we can accomplish much more during his time in office.
“For those of us who believe that all human life is a gift from God and worthy of protection, our mission will remain clear regardless of the shifting tides of public opinion. I invite you all to join with Shirley and me as we remember the sanctity of all human life, and as we pray fervently that our nation would once-and-for-all end the national tragedy that is abortion.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. He Currently serves as the Honorary Chairman for President Trump’s White House Faith Advisory Board.