James Dobson’s Son Ryan Dobson Slanders Sandra Fluke and President Obama
Yesterday on Family Talk’s Grounded, Ryan Dobson, the son of Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, misquoted and slandered President Obama and Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke in about 60 seconds.
Ryan Dobson said “President Obama calls [Sandra Fluke] and says ‘I called you because of my own daughters, your parents must be proud.’ Really? Seriously? So Obama, when your daughter is a third year student at a college who sleeps around enough to where she’s struggling financially because she can’t afford contraception, that’s going to make you proud of your daughter? I cannot imagine a father in this country or anywhere that wakes up in the morning and is like, ‘I’m so glad my daughter sleeps around; it just makes me so proud that my daughter is sleeping around and spending money on contraception.’”
In reality, President Obama called and thanked Fluke, not for “sleeping around,” after she testified in favor of a mandatory insurance coverage for contraceptives. At no time has Fluke mentioned that she is “sleeping around” as Dobson falsely claimed.
Beyond Dobson’s crass sexual comments, The Associated Press confirmed that without insurance coverage, contraceptives can indeed cost $1,000 a year. He also likely never read Fluke’s testimony, in which she pointed out that contraceptives are medically necessary to treat ovarian cysts, endometriosis, hormonal disorders and early menopause, along with preventing unwanted pregnancies.
(Source: RightWingWatch.org and Family Talk)