Sunday, May 27, 2012

'Christian' Late-term Abortionist Claims to Save Lives

Willie J. Parker says his Christian faith brought him from once shunning the abortion procedure to realizing that the happiness of the mother outweighs "the life of a pre-viable or lethally flawed fetus."
"I think my work is honorable and important . . . It’s what I believe in my heart is the right thing to do."
-- From "Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice" by New Jersey Star-Ledger Staff 5/27/12

Q. Why did you change your outlook on abortion?

A. . . . In listening to a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, I came to a deeper understanding of my spirituality, which places a higher value on compassion. I became more concerned about what would happen to these women if I, as an obstetrician, did not help them.

Q. You say women in their second trimester often have the most compelling need for an abortion. Why?

A. . . . The women most likely to be in those situations are trapped in poverty, often women of color or poor socioeconomic backgrounds, less education, and women and girls at the extremes of reproductive age.

To read the entire interview, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortionist: banning abortions of babies who feel pain would ‘conflate murder and abortion’" by Kathleen Gilbert, 5/21/12

Washington-based abortionist Willie Parker told The Washington Post‘s Sarah Kliff that a Congressional measure banning abortion on children older than 20 weeks in the District of Columbia would jeopardize late-term abortionists and stigmatize them as “callous.”

Congress is currently debating tighter restrictions on the nation’s capital. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday held a hearing on H.R. 3803, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress sets policy in the city.

The bill would follow seven U.S. states in challenging the boundaries set by the U.S. Supreme Court by Roe v. Wade, which declared a constitutional right to abortion at any point before the child is viable outside the womb, a threshold usually placed at 22-24 weeks.

Parker said such a measure “vilifies the women who might need an abortion the most.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

For background, read 'Late-Term' Abortion Redefined: Fetal Pain