I'm not pro-abortion. The idea of abortion is rather ghastly to me. Yet there are circumstances that are perhaps even more repulsive than abortion itself. One example is of a mother dying in trying to give birth when a much simpler procedure performed months earlier could have spared her life. Another circumstance is of a child giving birth to a baby. In some cases that child could not have lawfully given consent to the conception of the baby. Another scenario might involve a woman giving birth to baby who is the product of an incestuous relationship. Another circumstance would involve a woman carrying to term a child was conceived by rape. Perhaps an earlier and simpler procedure might have negated the necessity of an abortion in that case, but we cannot always righteously judge the reason for which that procedure was not made available to the woman.
Most of us have heard the ridiculous lines spouted by the likes of Representative Todd Akin, who stated that the female body is very "smart" and knows the difference between "real" rape" and the kind of rape that women cry when they simply want to avoid taking responsibility for the babies they've conceived through irresponsible sex. The "smart" female body will prevent the occurrence of conception in nearly all cases of legitimate rape, according to Todd Akin. Many children who are themselves the product of rape might big to differ with the statements made by Akin. Incidentally, Todd Akin's mother is his father's first-cousin-once-removed. Perhaps an abortion in this instance would have prevented major spewing forth of idiocy.
I'll go on record as saying that the very idea of abortion is horrifying to me, but in some cases not as horrifying as what might happen if abortion were prevented by law. Beyond that, I'm not quite certain why men are screaming quite so loudly about what women are or are not allowed to do with their bodies. And Dr. Dobson, (by the way, did you legitimately earn your doctorate, Dr. Dobson, or is it one of those honorary degrees so common among your ilk?) "Before [Obama] was elected, he made it clear that he wanted to be 'the abortion president,' " you stated. When and where did The President say this?
Despite anything the religious right might care to spout to the contrary, affordable and available birth control would be an excellent place to stop or at least to slow the prevalence of abortion. The teaching of abstinence alone certainly will not thwart the need for abortion.
Lest anyone accuse me of being a slut, a whore, or a baby killer, I've never done anything that would convict me of any of these sins. I do practice abstinence. I'm merely realistic enough to know that not everyone else does.
Dr. Dobson, go back to writing books about beating dogs with belts. I'm not saying that your espousal of that practice was a good thing, either, but it was at least sufficiently ludicrous that even your nut-case right-wing followers would be likely to laugh at it rather than to follow your directives. For your own good, stay out of presidential politics. Please purchase a nice retirement condo for yourself if you have not already done so and live out the remainder of your days doing no harm.