Rep. Janice Hahn walked out of the National Day of Prayer event Thursday, because of outrageous and slanderous remarks made by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family.
Dobson called President Barack Obama the “abortion president.” Dobson stated “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,”
Congresswoman Janice Hahn stated that the speech was “inappropriate” and a violation of the event’s symbol as a nonpartisan day of unity”. “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 walked out,” Hahn told HuffPost.
“Dobson just blew a hole into this idea of being a nonpartisan National Day of Prayer. It was very disturbing to me … and really a shame,” Hahn, the co-chair of the weekly congressional prayer breakfast, added. “James Dobson hijacked the National Day of Prayer — this nonpartisan, nonpolitical National Day of Prayer — to promote his own distorted political agenda.”
Janice Hahn currently serves in the US Congress and is a former Los Angeles City Councilwoman who’s districts include the Compton, Watts and Willowbrook Areas.