James Dobson has filed yet another lawsuit against the federal government over the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act (I’ve lost count; it’s probably well over 100 such suits now) and he’s making a very powerful argument in favor of that mandate:
James Dobson: How dare the government do that do us! These principles that we believe in are more important to us than our own lives!
[ADF President Alan Sears] told me recently that he thinks that our case is one of the most important religious liberty cases ever to be adjudicated and I said ‘why, what gives it that kind of stature and importance in history?” And he said ‘because never before has the federal government required individuals and businesses to kill human beings and get fined if you don’t, or to facilitate the killing of human beings…Ryan Dobson: It’s important to stand up for righteousness in the culture and to save the lives of millions of babies that are going to be killed because of this. We have to do this.
James Dobson: And we have to win, too.
Martin Nussbaum: And you have to do because you either have to provide the benefit that you’re morally opposed to or you have to pay a fine of $36,500 per employee, per year.
Ryan Dobson: Which would close our doors.
James Dobson: Well, we will close the doors if we have to do this! Rather than be complicit in the killing of babies, we will go away. I mean, it’s as simple as that.
Promises, promises. I can’t imagine a better argument for the contraception mandate than that it will shut down Dobson’s malevolent organization.