Christian Abortion Doctor: The Good Samaritan Inspired Me to Do Abortions
An abortion doctor who is a professing Christian says he began performing abortions after having an “epiphany” while listening to a sermon about the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Willie Parker, an OB/GYN who provides abortions at clinics in five states (Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Illinois), said during a February debate with a pro-life apologist that a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. impacted his career.
“Dr. King said that … what made the Good Samaritan good was his ability to reverse the question of concern,” Parker said. “… Instead of asking what will happen to me if I stop to help this person, he asked what will happen to this person if I don’t stop to help him?”
Parker listed other facts that persuaded him: “one in four women” will have an abortion by the time they’re 45, maternal mortality “in this country is at an all-time high,” and illegal abortions are unsafe.
“As someone who has chosen medicine at the craft, I have an ethical responsibility to provide healthcare to that woman,” Parker said. “And as a Christian, I’m thrilled that I have the moral responsibility to provide compassionate care to that woman, even in the face of people who stridently disagree with me, many of who share the same faith identity with me, and many of who stand silent or stand with disregard as 11 people have been
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