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Letter from James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family to C. Everett Koop pdf (63,983 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family to C. Everett Koop
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1981-11-02 (November 2, 1981)
Dobson, James C.
Focus on the Family
Koop, C. Everett
Reproduced with permission of James C. Dobson.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Abortion, Legal
Exhibit Category:
Reproduction and Family Health
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 2
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: September 1981
Folder: Confirmation as Surgeon General: Background information, 1981 Sep
November 2, 1981
Dear Dr. Koop:
I had the privilege of being in the conference room the day you spoke to members of the Family Research Group this past September. Unfortunately, I had to slip out early and didn't get to meet you personally. You might recall, however, that I asked what you expected from your confirmation hearings and what we could do to support you.
My purpose in writing today is merely one of encouragement and prayerful support. I know you have been the target of a vicious attack this past year, and am deeply appreciative of your willingness to take this abuse on behalf of those who agree with your moral stance. I certainly count myself in that number of professionals who stand with you on the abortion issue and other matters of right and wrong.
It would be a pleasure to meet you during an upcoming visit to Washington. As you may know, I have asked to see the President, but instead have been invited to meet with some White House staff members. This may occur in February. If so, perhaps we could share a cup of coffee then.
God bless you, and don't hesitate to call me if I can be of help,
James C. Dobson, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
USC School of Medicine
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