Abortionist Parker: Killing Babies in Abortions Reflects ‘The Deepest Level of Love for Another Person’

[Comment: Parker was an abortionist for the Metro Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., which has since been closed down. He also has worked in a Family Planning Associates late-term abortion facility in Chicago area, which the health department is trying to close down.] Love can be about giving up one’s own life, but it is never about making someone else die. On Wednesday, abortionist Willie J. Parker penned “Why I Provide Abortions” for the Opinion Pages of the New York Times. While he at first morally opposed abortions, Parker later decided that performing abortions fulfilled his call to be the “good” Samaritan. Today, he insists, abortion “respond[s] to our patients’ needs” and therefore expresses “the deepest level of love that you can have for another person.” Parker began performing abortions because that was where the need was greatest, he stated. “In public health, you go where the crisis is,” he wrote. “If there is an outbreak and you have the ability to relieve suffering, you rush to the site of the need.” And, well, Parker decided this “outbreak” – unwanted pregnancies – was a crisis that only abortion could answer. “This is why, a year and a half ago,” he said, “I returned to my hometown, Birmingham, Ala., to provide abortions.” In the past, Parker has attracted attention for also practicing at the sole abortion clinic in Mississippi. While abortion is legal in the United States, he bemoaned how “women face harsh life circumstances and incessant hostility, merely for wanting to exercise their rights.” Before becoming an abortionist, Parker worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 12 years. He...

West Alabama Abortion Business Files Lawsuit Over State Regulation

A Tuscaloosa abortion clinic has sued the state over a regulation that could cause the facility to permanently close. West Alabama Women’s Center filed the lawsuit in Montgomery federal court last week against state health officials over a regulation that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital or a contract with a physician who does to handle patients with complications. The requirement is not new. However, the clinic’s previous physician retired and the new doctor has been unable to gain admitting privileges or find a local gynecologist to take the contract. The clinic argued in the lawsuit that the regulation is unnecessary and that closure of the clinic will curtail women’s access to abortion in the state. The abortion site is one of five licensed abortion providers in Alabama and one of two that provide abortions in the second trimester. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama is representing the clinic in the lawsuit. “We’re asking the court to either strike the requirement or to make an exception,” said Susan Watson, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama. Watson said with other medical procedures, it is standard for patients with complications to go to the emergency room. She said doctors are hesitant to take the contracts with the abortion businesses because of harassment by anti-abortion activists. A federal judge last year overturned a state law that would have required the doctors who perform the abortions to have the admitting privileges themselves, instead of contracting with a local provider. Lawyers for the center wrote that it is the largest abortion provider in the state and in...