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Abortionist for Jesus?

By  |  April 19, 2017, 03:00pm  |  @AReasoningFaith

It’s not every day that some news item comes along that makes you do a double-take.

This one will.

Amanda Prestigiacomo of The Daily Wire reminds us of the story of Mississippi abortionist Dr. Willie Parker. The good (?) Dr. Parker has been performing abortions for more than a decade. And for at least the past four years he’s been evangelizing indoctrinating anyone who will listen to the idea that abortion is his Christian ministry.

Yes, you read that right. His Christian ministry.

It’s a story which gained broad attention in 2014, when media outlets like Slate, Esquire, and ABC’s Nightline jumped at the opportunity to show the world that one could hold to Christian values and still kill the most innocent of human beings. But it gets worse.

Parker actually says that his faith is what motivates him to work as an abortionist. As quoted in the Esquire story:

“I do have belief in God. That’s why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need.”

Of course, Esquire contributor John H. Richardson fails to call Parker out on the obvious hypocrisy of that statement. But in an attempt to show this doctor of death actually has a heart, Richardson also shows us that Parker apparently doesn’t even understand the word hypocrisy.

“I see women who are crying because they are Christians … and they are torn up by the fact that they don’t believe in abortion but they’re about to have one. What I tell them is that doesn’t make you a hypocrite.”

Give him an A for compassion – at least for his patients adult victims – but an F in vocabulary.

As Prestigiacomo puts it, “Parker has quickly become a darling of the Left”. For proof, simply check out the reviews of his new book “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” on Amazon. Here are a few snippets:

“At Planned Parenthood, our mottos is ‘care, no matter what’ – words that might as well have been written with Dr. Willie Parker in mind.” – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards

“He shows us how … Christianity might actually include women. I wish everyone in America would read this book.” – Gloria Steinem

“Dr. Parker’s story is a wonderful account of how his belief and faith in both God and in humanity has led him to provide abortion: a medical service that is chastised by some as the evil.” – Ann Furedi, CEO, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

According to one review, Parker apparently makes the case in his book that his story is much like that of the Good Samaritan found in the Gospels. The truth – at least for this writer – is that the more one hears about the man, the more one is reminded of another passage of Scripture.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil”