March 26, 2020 — The following quote may be attributed to Dr. James Dobson, President of the James Dobson Family Institute, regarding the need to stop elective abortions and focus instead on saving lives:
"Our nation and our world are in the midst of a pandemic that is claiming thousands of lives, and the U.S. is taking drastic measures to protect people during this unprecedented time.
"So why are abortionists seeking to operate business as usual?
"Abortion is neither health care nor essential. It is the ultimate selfish act, the taking of lives in the name of 'choice.' Abortion is not life protecting—it ends the life of an unborn child, and irreversibly changes the lives of so many others.
"Thankfully, some governors are taking action and issuing executive orders to halt 'elective surgeries'—this should most certainly include abortion procedures. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine are two who have acted decisively and boldly. They have my deepest thanks!
"But where are the other 48? As my friend Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, says, 'There can be no "sacred cows" in a pandemic.' Let's remind every governor of this reality, and demand that they order Planned Parenthood and its ilk to put up the 'closed' sign. During this unparalleled health crisis, we need to be about saving lives and not carrying out this blatant evil of abortion that kills them.
"Contact your governor's office today, and encourage a statement to be issued that immediately STOPS elective abortions!"