COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—On October 19, 2018, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the death penalty for double murder for a man who shot and killed his pregnant wife. The baby in utero was only 6-to-8 weeks old, making this ruling a first in the nation. In a special concurrence written by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court called on the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal Roe v. Wade. In response to this historic opinion, Dr. James Dobson, founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issued the following statement:
“I am truly encouraged by the Alabama Supreme Court’s opinion, which powerfully affirms the humanity of the unborn in the eyes of the law. In this tragic instance, by ruling that the murder of a pregnant women is a double homicide, God has truly done as the scriptures say: what was intended for evil…God intended for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
“In his powerful concurrence, Justice Parker has given voice to so many of us who are devoted to defending the lives of the unborn by making a declarative legal argument for why the scourge of Roe v. Wade must, once and for all, be repealed by the U.S. Supreme Court. I encourage everyone to read his powerful argument for themselves, and take heart as we all continue to be a voice for life.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author and psychologist, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. He is the founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” In 2008, Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Follow him @DrJamesCDobson
The James Dobson Family Institute 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.