COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. March 28, 2018 — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement:
“In passing the very immoral Federal Omnibus spending bill, the Republican establishment in both the House and the Senate has betrayed those who put them in office in the first place. While there are multiple reasons for which conservatives should take issue with such a bill, Christians specifically should be outraged by the inclusion, once again, of half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding for the country’s number one abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. While the Hyde Amendment makes it technically illegal to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, we know full well that these resources will be used to promote and expand an organization that many Americans find abhorrent and incompatible with our Christian faith.
“Along with millions of other evangelicals, I am beyond disappointed that even while conservatives hold the presidency and both houses of Congress, we were unable to secure much more in this bill. Let this betrayal be a reminder to all those who fight on the side of life, that the pro-abortion forces in this nation will never stop and therefore, we too must always remain vigilant. I believe we are closer to achieving our ultimate goal of overturning Roe v. Wade than at any other point in the last 45 years. So close to the finish line, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that indeed, never again will the American people allow a bill like the Omnibus disaster to pass through a government that is supposed to represent our interests. Please join me in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, in voting for only those who vow to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all.”