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Dr. Willie Parker on Why Abortion Rights Are a Moral Imperative, Especially for Christians


Dr. Willie Parker on Why Abortion Rights Are a Moral Imperative, Especially for Christians
Jezebel

Dr. Willie Parker, 54, has became one of the most prominent abortion providers in America, operating in an increasingly hostile atmosphere that has led to the assassination of 11 people since the passage of Roe vs. Wade, and claimed the lives of thousands of desperate women in the decades before it was legalized. Thanks to a decades-long campaign by the religious right, America is dangerously close to returning to the days of back-alley abortions. At this critical moment in history, Parker has published a memoir, Lifeâs Work: A Moral Argument For Choice, in which he seeks to offer a counter narrative to anti-abortion activists: that abortion is an act of compassion in accordance with Christianity.In a national debate deeply fractured by perceived divisions between science and faith, Parkerâs unique perspective as a devout Christian, a black man, and a physician offers a new framework with which to view and discuss reproductive rights.

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