COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson, president and founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issues the following statement in response to Planned Parenthood’s decision to withdraw from a federal family planning program rather than comply with the Trump administration’s restrictions on referring women to specific abortion clinics:
“The Trump administration implemented the new Title X rule to promote the health of women and children. Planned Parenthood’s decision to withdraw from this federal family planning program is a clear signal to Americans of its priorities. Planned Parenthood is in the business of abortion. It is not concerned with the health of the 4 million women served by the Title X program, but rather with the advancement of its culture of death. Planned Parenthood’s absence from the program will not only save countless lives, it will make way for women to receive care from health centers who are concerned not with political agendas and bottom lines, but with the emotional and physiological health of women and their unborn children. In short, women deserve better than Planned Parenthood.”
ABOUT DR. JAMES DOBSON
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and founder and president of The James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI), which is dedicated to preserving the biblical institutions of marriage and family by encouraging, inspiring, supporting, and leading parents and children to build their lives on God’s Word.
JDFI’s mission is driven by Dr. James Dobson’s legacy of serving families with broadcasts, videos, articles, leadership training, and policy advocacy to ensure the next generation of families are equipped to stand firm with answers to life’s most difficult questions.
Dobson’s Family Talk radio program is broadcast weekdays on over 1,300 radio outlets and is heard by over half a million people each week.
Dobson is the author of 71 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised five U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development and research design. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame.