He commits abortions in the deep south and says his Christian faith is part of the reason why. Ironically, Dr. Willie Parker, one of the nation’s most infamous abortionists, has a bio that reads:
His work includes a focus on violence against women, sexual assault prevention, and reproductive health rights through advocacy, provision of contraceptive and abortion services, and men’s reproductive health.
How his abortion work helps guard against violence toward women is a mystery, when the very act of abortion is violent to both a woman’s body and to a preborn human who dies. His description of the act is horrifying, yet he says without apology, in his book Life’s Work: from the Trenches, A Moral Argument for Choice. After he aborts a baby:
I place the small mass of tissue and blood into a fine mesh strainer that looks like something you’d find in an industrial kitchen, and I run the whole thing for a minute under running water. Then I transfer the contents of the strainer into a square Plexiglas dish, which I place on top of a lightbox. And there, I inspect what has just come out of the woman’s body: what I’m looking for is the fetal sac, which, at a later gestational age, becomes the placenta, and, after nine weeks, every one of the fetal parts – head, body, limbs – like a puzzle that has to be put back together…
I make sure I find every part, and I place them together, re-creating the fetus in the pan. I have done this so many times that it is has become routine: no matter what these parts may look like, this is organic matter that does not add up to anything that can live on its own. This phase of the process is crucial as any other. (Life’s Work, Pages 95-96)
Unlike some abortionists who operate in secrecy, Parker flaunts his work of killing preborn babies, and encourages others to “Spread the Word” about his abortion work, self-proclaiming himself as some sort of women’s hero, carefully alluding to Dr. Martin Luther King inspiring him to do justice–even while he commits gross injustice.
Parker’s entire platform is on the morality of abortion. He says:
There’s nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There’s nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one. There’s more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That’s why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need.” (Esquire, 2014)
While there’s nothing immoral about making a decision not to become a parent, the moral decision after a child is conceived is to choose to give birth and either parent or place the child for adoption, not to kill it. The preborn child is a human being, too. Scientifically, it cannot be anything else.
Peppered with Bible verses quoted out of context, as well as references to Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel and civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parker justifies committing abortions as a Christian act:
… Within two years I was gone from Hawaii, training full-time in abortion care, and committed in my effort, which continues to this day, to be true to Dr. King’s idea of justice. I do not remember feeling an ounce of remorse or regret at my decision—only sorrow that I hadn’t come to it sooner. On that day, I decided to exercise Christian compassion not by proxy but with my own capable hands. (Life’s Work, Page 37)