James Dobson, president of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, says he’s praying that a new Georgia law will impact the the nation by playing a role in overturning Roe v. Wade.
The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision created a right to abortion, a precedent allowing business operations through which Planned Parenthood gets tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year.
Georgia’s legislature recently adopted a “heartbeat” bill disallowing abortion after an unborn infant’s heartbeat is detected, making it the sixth state, the fourth just this year, to set that standard. At least half a dozen other states are working on similar laws.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law, prompting abortionists and their supporters to erupt in fury. Some Hollywood personalities are demanding their industry now boycott the state, which is popular among filmmakers, offering financial incentives.t
Dobson, who was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame, has written dozens of books and created countless resources to equip families raise children and defend their faith.
He offered his gratitude and congratulations to Georgia lawmakers.
They, “in defiance of the abortion industry and the mainstream media, stayed true to their convictions and the people of Georgia who elected them to office,” by adopting the abortion restriction, he said.
“What makes Georgia’s heartbeat bill historic and so important to the wider pro-life fight, is that it acknowledges both biblical truth and natural rights by enshrining into law the inherent humanity of an unborn child.”
He recently interviewed Republican Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia on the issue.
Hice said the bill “does not refer to a fetus … it’s a baby, it’s a person, it’s a child.”
“That personhood aspect of the Georgia heartbeat bill, I believe, is the key element that will eventually make it to the US Supreme Court, and hopefully carry with it the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade,” she said.
Pro-life activists have been plain in their goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, a decision reached at a time when scientific knowledge of fetal development was far less advanced.
At that time, science was unclear about the personhood of the unborn.
Blackmun wrote, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, [the pro-abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
Dobson wrote: “We at JDFI say yes and amen to Rep. Hice’s words. We pray this bill will have a profound impact not only in Georgia, but also throughout the entire country by overturning Roe v. Wade once and for all. The frontlines of this battle are drawn at the state level.
He noted there are six other states that have signed heartbeat bills, most recently Ohio.
“We stand ready to help the citizens of each and every state to change their laws until they reflect the biblical truth that ever person, born or preborn, is a child of God and worthy of our protection. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness will not be denied to anyone,” Dobson wrote.
Along with Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi have passed similar laws this year. Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Alabama and West Virginia have bills in the works. Court cases have been filed over the issue in Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota.
Abortion advocates are worried, pointing out that lawmakers in pro-abortion states are “racing” to try to protect the procedure in their state constitutions before Roe v. Wade vanishes.
Georgia Gov. Kemp said: “We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.”
Actor-producer Dean Cain, who recently worked on the “Gosnell” movie about abortion, pointed out the irony of celebrities and Hollywood residents complaining about Georgia’s law.
“Hollywood pretending to be the bastion of moral superiority is an absolute joke, because Hollywood is not by any stretch of the imagination,” Cain said. “The people of Georgia … made their decision. That’s what they did. Now we have Hollywood coming in and saying, ‘Listen, we want to you have our values. We’re going to tell you what you should do and how you should do it in your state.'”
Lawmakers in Alabama, who still are working on their plan, have considered going further than others.
Their plan would ban all abortions except to prevent serious health risk to the mother. While women who get abortions would not be held criminally liable, those who perform them could face 10 to 99 years in prison.