RIVERSIDE, CA. — Dr. James Dobson issue the following statements regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City rule:
“Already President Trump has signaled his commitment to defend the lives of the unborn by reinstating the Mexico City Policy—a policy banning government funding of foreign pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation. This decision keeps him squarely in the tradition of the last three Republican presidents before him. In 2009, then President Barack Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy, just as President Clinton did before him. President Trump’s reinstatement of the policy is a critically important first step in prohibiting American taxpayer dollars from ending up in the hands of any organization, foreign or domestic, that would use those resources to fund the killing of unborn children, or to otherwise thinly veil their pro-abortion activities as an alternative means of ‘family planning.’ I am hopeful that this is only a precursor of things to come. Likewise, I strongly urge the administration to fully defund Planned Parenthood, and to carry through with its promise to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia. I pray that these bold actions, taken in succession, will result in a dramatic reduction in the number of abortions, and will ultimately lead to overturning the scourge of Roe v. Wade once and for all.”
— James Dobson, PhD
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 is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson 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 in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. He is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.