Dobson Question His Support for Miers
DENVER - Focus on the Family founder James Dobson told listeners of his regular radio broadcast that he will never forget it if he is making a mistake in endorsing Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.
Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Christian group Focus on the Family, has said he trusted Bush and Miers appeared to be an outstanding choice. Many other conservatives, however, have been wary of her selection.
On his radio broadcast Wednesday, Dobson said he prayed he was not making a mistake.
He said he worried that his position ``could do something to hurt the cause of Christ, and I'd rather sacrifice my life than do that.''
Dobson, who has worked for more than 30 years to overturn the high court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion, said he believes Miers is against abortion, based on information including talks with her friends.
``If I have made a mistake here, I will never forget it. The blood of those babies who will die will be on my hands to a degree,'' Dobson said.
Miers is to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, a swing vote on issues including abortion and affirmative action.