Today we want to bring attention to the people to whom Robert dedicated his book. Along with Dr. Dobson and other heros of the pro-life effort on the bigger stage, these people were heros on the stage of our home town.


I dedicate my first book to the people I call heroes of the pro-life movement. They are the ones who picketed the only abortion clinic in Spartanburg, S.C., in the 1970s, resulting in its quick closure. They are the pioneers of much of the pro-life ministry that has since occurred in Spartanburg County. They are the ones who inspired me and brought me along in my pro-life journey.

  • Josephine Barron
  • Aileen and George Dawson
  • REV. Jack Giddings
  • Carmella Steele
  •  REV. Fred Thompson

These courageous defenders of the truth remind me of the sons of Issachar in I Chronicles 12:32. They were “men [and women] who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do.”

Then we challenge all of us to be people who understand the times in which we live with these words from The Family Doctor Speaks:  The Truth About Life.

Is that which grows in the mother’s womb a potential human being or a human being with enormous potential? If that which grows in the mother’s womb is a potential human being, then abortion is a nonissue. There is no reason to be emotionally distraught. There is no need to write a congressman. There is no need for crisis pregnancy centers because the moral significance of an abortion procedure is no different than the moral significance of an appendectomy or removing a gall bladder. However, if that which grows in the mother’s womb is a human being with enormous potential, created in the image of God, special in the economy of God, one for whom the very Son of God died on a cruel Roman cross, then none of us should lay our head on our pillow at night until we have satisfied our conscience that we have done all within our personal power to put a stop to what amounts to the wholesale slaughter of innocent unborn human beings.