Dobson to gov't: You can't make us comply with birth-control mandate

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Respected Christian leader and author James Dobson makes it clear his pro-family ministry puts the issue of life first and foremost – even if it means shutting down.

Dr. Dobson didn't hold back Thursday during an interview regarding his organization, Family Talk, and its challenge of a federal mandate for employers to cover abortifacients.

"We are suing [HHS Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius for forcing or trying to force all of us to give abortifacient medications to our employees," he summarized on American Family Radio, "and I just absolutely refuse to do it. We'll close down before I'll do it."

Several other employers are challenging the mandate, including the for-profit Hobby Lobby.

"Ours is a Christian non-profit," he explained. "[The government has] exempted churches from having to do this, but they've concluded that other Christian non-profits are not 'Christian enough.'"

In a letter last year to his supporters, Dobson vowed he would not comply with the mandate, saying "the killing of babies is something we absolutely cannot do."

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