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Abortionist keeps insisting we must ‘get over the love affair with fetuses”

by | Mar 6, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

Abortionist Willie Parker via Esquire

Abortionist Willie Parker via Esquire

Victoria Webb is a Campus Correspondent for campusreform.org. After I read her post Thursday—“Abortion doc: ‘We have to get over the love affair with fetuses'” I tweeted her to ask if Willie Parker actually said that. She quickly responded that, indeed he had as part of an hour-long lecture for students at Princeton University.

Not, I suppose, that anyone who knows anything about Willie Parker would be surprised. He is in love with the sound of his own voice and fancies himself a kind of amateur theologian. We’ve written about him a couple of times, most recently last August.

That post was inspired (so to speak) by a gushy profile written for Esquire by John Richardson titled, ‘The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker.” The title was not an accident. Parker tells anyone who will listen that “I do abortions because I am a Christian.”

As an itinerant abortionist, Parker spreads the gospel of death by flying into Mississippi twice a month and performing as many as 45 abortions a day. (And, yes, that quantity does bring to mind the charges brought in 2013 by two nurses who once worked at the Wilmington, Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic”“-that the clinic performed “˜meat-market style assembly-line abortions.” )

Ms. Webb’s account makes for a great read. As you can see from the graphic below, Parker’s remarks were part of ‘The Pursuit of Reproductive Justice.” Parker’s lecture was titled, ‘Going to Mississippi: If I Don’t, Who Will. The Pursuit of Reproductive Justice.” Webb reports that Princeton University student Brandon Joa said the lecture was open to the public and about half of the attendees were students.

And Parker was not about to exactly slip quietly onto campus. Webb writes

The event was publicized on the university website, the WWW’s website, the WWS’s Twitter account, on posters, and in the campus newspaper. Posters said that Parker was on ‘the pursuit of reproductive justice” and praised him for his ‘leadership and courage.”

(WWS is the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.)

reproductivejusticemtgWebb reports that Parker told the audience that liberalizing abortion is safeguarding a woman’s right to choose how to live her life. She adds

Parker attacked opposing viewpoints claiming they inaccurately frame abortion as something it is not.

“We have to get over the love affair with fetuses and love women and children,” Parker told Princeton students.

And in that great spirit of pro-abortion tolerance, Princeton College Democrats sent an email to its members prior to the lecture which Webb obtained. They were told that ‘members of the College Republicans and Anscombe Society are planning on attending en masse and monopolizing the Q+A portion of the event with disrespectful questions, as they did with the Kathleen Sebellious [sic] talk yesterday.” (Kathleen Sebelious is the pro-abortion former governor of Kansas and more recently Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Obama.)

The email went onto add, “It would be great for some progressive students to be there and show our support for women’s reproductive freedoms and for Dr. Parker’s advocacy.”

As you would expect, most of the inquiries were of the easy-to hit variety lobbed over the plate and supporters dominated the questioning.

Princeton student Zach Horton told Webb, “Parker was perfectly amiable in his outward demeanor, but his manner of answering questions demonstrated extreme intolerance of pro-life activists.” Horton added, ‘Among the many softball questions, only one side really had the floor, barring our four questions [of opposing viewpoints].”

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