COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On October 19, 2018, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the death penalty for double murder for a man who shot and killed his pregnant wife. The baby in utero was only 6 to 8 weeks old, making this ruling a first in the nation. In a special concurrence written by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court called on the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal Roe v. Wade.
In response to this historic opinion, Dr. James Dobson, founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issued the following statement:
“I am truly encouraged by the Alabama Supreme Court’s opinion, which powerfully affirms the humanity of the unborn in the eyes of the law. In this tragic instance, by ruling that the murder of a pregnant woman is a double homicide, God has truly done as the scriptures say: what was intended for evil...God intended for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
"In his powerful concurrence, Justice Parker has given voice to so many of us who are devoted to defending the lives of the unborn by making a declarative legal argument for why the scourge of Roe v. Wade must, once and for all, be repealed by the U.S. Supreme Court. I encourage everyone to read his powerful argument for themselves, and take heart as we all continue to be a voice for life.”