Christian Leader Defends 'Abortion President' Remarks at Nat'l Prayer Breakfast
A prominent Christian leader criticized President Obama on abortion at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. Founder and president of Family Talk Dr. James Dobson referred to him as the “abortion president” at the event in Washington, D.C.
In his remarks, Dr. Dobson said, “President Obama, before he was elected, made it very clear that he wanted to be the abortion president. He didn’t make any bones about it that this is something that he really was going to promote and support.”
Part of the criticism stemmed from the contraception mandate in ObamaCare.
Dobson concluded, "So come and get me, Mr. President, if you must, I will not yield to your wicked regulations."
Last night on The Kelly File, Megyn spoke to Dr. Dobson and his wife, Shirley.
Dobson pushed back against Democrats who criticized his remarks and called him divisive.
"It's very difficult for people who aren't part of the sanctity of life movement to understand just how intensely we feel the issue of the killing of babies, and President Obama has not only done everything he could to promote abortion, [...] but he is determined that people of faith and people of conscience are going to have to go along with it and be part of it," Dobson told Megyn.
Today on America’s Newsroom, attorney Jessica Ehrlich criticized Dobson for making his statements at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Ehrlich said Dobson’s remarks speak to a larger conversation about what’s wrong with government.
“It’s a time where our leaders, our political leaders in Washington come together and they find common ground, they seek spiritual stupor from our religious leaders around the country,” she said.
Fox News contributor Tony Sayegh said it’s fair to criticize Dobson for making the remarks at what was supposed to be a bipartisan event.
He noted that Dobson’s group, among others, are suing the administration over the ObamaCare mandate.
Sayegh said, “You don’t necessarily have to criticize the fact though that this is a man who in his entire life has never made it a secret his opposition to abortion,” Sayegh said, adding that there has been a “radical expansion” of abortion services under the Obama administration.
He went on to fire back at President Obama for ‘disrespecting’ the National Prayer Breakfast for ending the tradition of having it at the White House.
Watch the exclusive Kelly File interview above and the America's Newsroom debate below.