COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Jan 19, 2018 — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement in honor of the March for Life and in observance of the upcoming National Sanctity of Human Life Day, Monday, January 22nd, and 45 years of Roe v. Wade:
“National Sanctity of Human Life Day is a deeply meaningful, yet solemn date on our national calendar. As President Ronald Reagan once said, it is ‘the first of the ‘unalienable rights’ affirmed by our Declaration of Independence,’ and yet, since 1973, the killing of unborn babies through nine months of pregnancy has been legal in this country for any reason, or no reason at all. It is a grievous tragedy of incalculable size and scope. Forty-five years later, more than 58 million preborn babies have been murdered in hospitals and clinics all across our land.”
“To our collective shame, when the Supreme Court first handed down its decision on Roe v. Wade, the church in America was mostly silent. While it may have taken the pro-life movement over a decade, we did eventually find our voice, and I am confident we will never be silenced again. In fact, I thank God that today, our fight continues with perhaps more wind behind our backs than ever before, and with a president in the Oval Office who may turn out to be our most pro-life chief executive of them all. In one year, President Trump has already done more to protect the lives of the unborn than any of his predecessors, and I am confident we can accomplish much more during his time in office.
“For those of us who believe that all human life is a gift from God and worthy of protection, our mission will remain clear regardless of the shifting tides of public opinion. I invite you all to join with Shirley and me as we remember the sanctity of all human life, and as we pray fervently that our nation would once-and-for-all end the national tragedy that is abortion.”