COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson, president and founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issues the following statement in response to Planned Parenthood's decision to withdraw from a federal family planning program rather than comply with the Trump administration's restrictions on referring women to specific abortion clinics:
"The Trump administration implemented the new Title X rule to promote the health of women and children. Planned Parenthood's decision to withdraw from this federal family planning program is a clear signal to Americans of its priorities. Planned Parenthood is in the business of abortion. It is not concerned with the health of the 4 million women served by the Title X program, but rather with the advancement of its culture of death. Planned Parenthood's absence from the program will not only save countless lives, it will make way for women to receive care from health centers who are concerned not with political agendas and bottom lines, but with the emotional and physiological health of women and their unborn children. In short, women deserve better than Planned Parenthood."