Dr. James Dobson, Christian psychologist and founder of Focus on the Family, used the nonpartisan "National Day of Prayer" to attack President Obama, whom Dr. Dobson dubbed the “abortion president.”
Dr. Dobson's current organization, Family Talk Radio, has refused to pay for its employees' health care because it includes the contraception mandate per Obamacare. Dr. Dobson is currently fighting the Obama administration in court over the issue.
“He has made it so that every American will have to pay toward the support of abortion,” claimed Dr. Dobson (video below), noted WorldNet Daily.
However, contrary to Dr. Dobson's claim, the Hyde Amendment does not allow federal dollars to fund abortion.
Dr. Dobson also falsely claimed that the morning after pill was an "abortifacient," which it is not.
“The mandate requiring that we provide abortifacients such as the morning after pill would have begun on May 1st. After that, if we hadn’t prevailed, fines amounting to $800,000 per year would have kicked in,” added Dr. Dobson. “We would have closed our doors.”
“I will not pay the surcharge for abortion services," said Dr. Dobson. "The amount of the surcharge is irrelevant. To pay one cent for the killing of babies is egregious to me, and I will do all I can to correct a government that lies to me about its intentions and then tries to coerce my acquiescence with extortion"
"It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture," added Dr. Dobson. "The Creator will not hold us guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of His innocent babies. So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.), co-chair of the weekly congressional prayer breakfast, walked out of the event because of Dr. Dobson's speech, which she called deeply "inappropriate."
“He goes on about health care and... providing abortions, and at that point I stood up and I pointed my finger at Dr. Dobson and I said, ‘This is inappropriate!’ and walked out,” Rep. Hahn told The Huffington Post.
“Dobson just blew a hole into this idea of being a nonpartisan National Day of Prayer. It was very disturbing to me and really a shame,” added Rep. Hahn. “James Dobson hijacked the National Day of Prayer, this nonpartisan, nonpolitical National Day of Prayer, to promote his own distorted political agenda.”