You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Dem lawmaker storms from prayer event after Obama called ‘abortion’ president

- The Washington Times - Friday, May 2, 2014

An outraged Democrat congresswoman from California said she was so dismayed to hear James Dobson, the founder of the Christian group Focus on the Family, refer to President Obama as the "abortion president" at Thursday's National Day of Prayer, she had to leave.

Rep. Janice Hahn stormed from the event shortly after Mr. Dobson spoke, the Huffington Post reported.

Mr. Dobson's remarks: "President Obama, before he was elected, made it very clear that he wanted to be the abortion president. He didn't make any bones about it. This is something that he really was going to promote and support and he has done that, and in a sense he is the abortion president."

Ms. Hahn told the Huffington Post the speech was "inappropriate" and a direct conflict to what was supposed to be a day of unity and national faith.

"He goes on about health care and … providing abortions and at that point, I stood up and I pointed my finger at Dr. Dobson and I said, 'This is inappropriate,' and I walked out," she told the Post. "James Dobson hijacked the National Day of Prayer — the nonpartisan, nonpolitical National Day of Prayer — to promote his own distorted political agenda."

The Huffington Post reported Mr. Dobson also read from a letter that his group recently mailed that spoke of "the Creator" not holding America "guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of innocent babies. So come and get me, Mr. President, if you must. I will not yield to your wicked regulations."

The event was sponsored by Rep. Robert Aderhold and organized by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, an evangelical nonprofit headed by Mr. Dobson's wife, Shirley Dobson.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.