On January 29th, Star Parker told pro-life activists at the Family Research Council headquarters she had used abortion as birth control and had four abortions, because she “got caught up in the lies of the Left.” Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy organization that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty.
She explained her abortion experience like this: “Prior to receiving Christ, I got caught up in the lies of the Left, including their lie about abortion, and I continued to go in and out of abortion clinic after clinic until it wasn’t after the fourth time that I had a gut instinct way down deep inside that there must be something wrong with killing your offspring.
It was my birth control, and in that decision, I suppose it began the process for God to begin to work in my life. I had not changed my behavior, so I was pregnant again within a very short period of time, and that’s how I ended up in and out of welfare that you did hear in my bio – three and a half years consistently, because I did get pregnant again, not married, and watched my life over that next three and a half years go into a little dark whole,” she said. “And that’s where God found me, got me up, cleaned me up, got me into school.”
Parker concluded, “When it comes to protecting life, that’s one of the first steps out of poverty is self-government, understanding that each and every one of us has an obligation to each other and to the Lord to be self-sufficient and to be responsible with the choices that we make.”
Unfortunately, Parker’s story isn’t as rare as you might think; in fact, over 45% of all abortions are repeat abortions. And as LifeNews previously reported, many pro-abortion activists support abortion as a form of birth control.
One abortion writer wrote, “…Safe, legal abortion is one of the most effective forms of birth control; in the US, abortion procedures only “fail” or need to be re-administered less than .5% of the time. … However, advocating that using abortion for birth control is totally 100% OK/kosher/great/moral usually terrifies people….if someone wants to use abortion as birth control, let him or her do so.”
Listen to Star Parker’s speech below.