Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell once told a reporter that the Bible justified his murderous actions.
Now, another abortion doctor is following Gosnell’s lead, saying the biblical story of the Good Samaritan “challenged” him to become a full-time abortion doctor.
Dr. Willie Parker, an outspoken abortion advocate from Alabama, wrote about his experience in an op-ed for The New York Times today.
Parker, who calls himself a Christian, has made shocking statements about his faith and his abortion career before. In 2014, Parker called killing unborn babies “a ministry” and “sacred.” This summer, after the Center for Medical Progress released its first undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Dr. Deborah Nucatola eating salad and talking about crushing unborn babies’ bodies, Parker defended her, comparing the situation to “the trial week of Jesus” before his crucifixion.
In his new op-ed “Why I Provide Abortions,” Parker wrote:
IN public health, you go where the crisis is. If there is an outbreak and you have the ability to relieve suffering, you rush to the site of the need. This is why, a year and a half ago, I returned to my hometown, Birmingham, Ala., to provide abortions.
My decision to provide abortions represented a change of heart on my part. I had been working for 12 years as an obstetrician and gynecologist, and had never performed abortions because I felt they were morally wrong. But I grew increasingly uncomfortable turning away women who needed help.
Ultimately, reading a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged me to a deeper spiritual understanding. I was moved by his discussion of the quality of the good Samaritan and of what made the Samaritan “good.” The Samaritan reversed the question of concern, to care more about the well-being of the person needing help than about what might happen to him for stopping to give help. I realized that if I were to show compassion, I would have to act on behalf of those women. My concern about women who lacked access to abortion became more important to me than worrying about what might happen to me for providing the services.
Parker said he committed to being a full-time abortion doctor in 2009 and stopped doing obstetrics. He travels to various locations, including Mississippi, Alabama and Chicago, to abort up to 45 babies in a single day. Parker also is one of the few doctors in the U.S. who will do abortions up to 24 weeks and six days, when babies are viable outside the womb, LifeNews previously reported.
Though African American himself, Parker also has defended the discriminatory targeting of African American babies for abortion. In 2015, Planned Parenthood named Parker on its list of “Dream Keeper Doers.”
Yet, Parker justified his abortion business as an act of love in the op-ed. He wrote, “It is the deepest level of love that you can have for another person, that you can have compassion for their suffering and you can act to relieve it. That, simply put, is why I provide abortion care.”
Parker concluded, “I want for women what I want for myself: a life of dignity, health, self-determination and the opportunity to excel and contribute.”
Tragically, Parker doesn’t want that for unborn babies, too.