Dr. James Dobson

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.  

[Statement] Dr. James Dobson Reacts to the Senate’s Failure to Pass Pain Capable Act

Jan. 29, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement in reaction to the Senate’s failure to gain the necessary 60 votes to break a democratic filibuster and hold a floor vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

“I am profoundly saddened by today’s news that the Senate has failed to even hold a floor vote on the ‘Pain-Capable Act’ which would have outlawed abortion at 20-weeks, when science confirms an unborn child can feel pain. The cowardice exhibited by some in the U.S. Senate flies in the face of logic, public opinion, and human decency. Indeed, even a majority of Americans who are in favor of abortion support banning the practice after 20-weeks.

“Today, our political leaders decided that rather than acknowledge what any parent so easily understands – that a moving and kicking 20-week-old baby can feel pain and therefore should not be subjected to the mortal assault of a surgeon – is the height of cultural insanity. This is indeed a sad and disgraceful day for America as we join only seven other nations in the world, including China and North Korea, which allow such inhumane treatment of the unborn.

“Rest assured, this is only the beginning of this battle and those who opposed this completely sensible legislation should ready themselves for a fight. I invite you to join with Shirley and me as we first pray, and then advocate loudly on behalf of the unborn. Let’s call, email and write our Senators, demanding an immediate re-vote in favor of this critical piece of legislation.”


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.

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