Teen Vogue gave space to “Christian” abortionist Willie Parker this week to bash legislation that would protect pain-capable late-term unborn babies.
Parker describes himself as a Christian and “Good Samaritan” because he kills unborn babies and gets paid for it. He also opposes common-sense abortion regulations that most Americans support, such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
In his op-ed, Parker claimed the legislation, which the U.S. House passed Wednesday, is dangerous for women. The bill would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies are capable of feeling pain. Twenty weeks also is very close to the point of viability.
Parker suffers under the delusion that being able to abort unborn babies without limits is an act of compassion toward women.
“As an obstetrician-gynecologist who provides abortion … and a man of Christian faith, I believe the most important thing you can do for another human being is to help them in their time of need,” he wrote.
He told the story of a patient named Tina who came to him for an abortion when she was 24 weeks pregnant. Parker aborted her viable, late-term unborn baby after the baby was diagnosed with a fatal condition.
“When they accepted the diagnosis and decided to spare the child that would be born with such intense suffering and death after birth, as well as to preserve Tina’s fertility by avoiding obstetric complications that could occur with an ongoing pregnancy, I was able to safely and compassionately provide them with the [abortion] they needed …” he wrote.
He claimed the 20-week abortion ban would hurt women like Tina by not allowing them to abort unborn babies who have disabilities or fatal conditions.
Never humble, Parker continued, “I wake up every day knowing that I am protecting the sanctity of autonomy and a patient’s right to make a decision about their own health, as well as the heartfelt decision when couples choose to mitigate suffering for their child when a pregnancy prognosis involves intractable suffering at best, and certain death at worst.”
But Parker’s assertions are riddled with errors.
First, it should not matter how long a child is going to live or what disabilities they may have. Our society does not kill born children who are suffering from a disability or fatal condition, and it should not be any different for a child in the womb. Both are valuable human beings who deserve the utmost care and protection.
Second, Parker did not save Tina’s baby from suffering by aborting him or her. This heartbroken mother was struggling with the pain of knowing her baby would die. Instead of offering her support, abortion activists convinced her to have her unborn baby killed instead. What she probably was not told was that strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies are capable of feeling pain by 20 weeks, if not sooner, and abortions are brutal, barbaric procedures. Parker may have dismembered her unborn baby limb by limb while the baby’s heart was still beating or poisoned the unborn baby before forcing him/her out of the womb.
And third, abortion activists often trot out heartbreaking cases like Tina’s to advocate for late-term abortions. But the truth is that women can and do legally abort viable, healthy, late-term unborn babies for purely elective reasons. Several late-term abortionists have admitted as much.
Parker and Teen Vogue are deceiving vulnerable young teens by supporting late-term abortions. What they are supporting is a discriminatory, barbaric act that kills valuable human beings at their most vulnerable stage of life.