Monday, April 8, 2019

“Christian” Abortion Doctor: The Good Samaritan Inspired Me To Do Abortions

An abortion doctor who is a professing Christian says he began performing abortions after having an “epiphany” while listening to a sermon about the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Willie Parker, an OB/GYN who provides abortions at clinics in five states (Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Illinois), said during a February debate with a pro-life apologist that a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. impacted his career. “Dr. King said that … what made the Good Samaritan good was his ability to reverse the question of concern,” Parker said. “... Instead of asking what will happen to me if I stop to help this person, he asked what will happen to this person if I don't stop to help him?”

“As someone who has chosen medicine at the craft, I have an ethical responsibility to provide healthcare to that woman,” Parker said. “And as a Christian, I'm thrilled that I have the moral responsibility to provide compassionate care to that woman, even in the face of people who stridently disagree with me, many of who share the same faith identity with me, and many of who stand silent or stand with disregard as 11 people have been murdered in the course of providing abortion care or seeking it.”

The debate was held on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) and featured Parker, the former medical director of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan in Washington, D.C., and Mike Adams, professor of criminology at UNCW and a pro-life speaker with Summit Ministries.

Adams took exception to Parker’s use of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. “I agree that the Good Samaritan is a good parable because I often ask the question: Who is my neighbor? And I'll answer that question for you right now. The unborn is my neighbor,” Adams said. “You will notice something about that parable -- when someone was robbed and beaten and lying by the side of the road, you know what the Good Samaritan didn't do? The Good Samaritan didn't stop by the side of the road and slit his throat and slowly and methodically dismember him. I believe that the Good Samaritan parable is a pro-life parable, and I don't appreciate it being hijacked in the name of God. That is obscene.”

Much of the debate focused on the definitions of “human beings” and “persons.”

“Fetuses are human beings, but they’re not people,” Parker said. “And if a fetus is not a person and a woman is a person, they may both have moral weight but that moral weight is not equal. And the question becomes, given that a fetus is inside of a woman, how do you give rights to a fetus that you don't take away from the woman that it's inside of?”

Adams said Parker was clouding the reality of abortion.

“It's about intentionally killing complete human beings, distinct living and whole human beings, and doing it in the name of bodily autonomy,” Adams said. “...You cannot pit the right to life against the right to liberty or against the pursuit of happiness. Why? Because there is no moral right to intentionally kill an innocent human being, even if it makes you freer, even if it makes you happier. Because if we did that, that would negate all rights for everyone, including the right to life itself.”


  1. An abortion doctor who claims to be christian? Has he never read 1 John where it shows us that murderers don't have eternal life abiding in them? Therefore he obviously is not a christian. I'm not trying to spue hate or anything, just saying that abortion doctor should examine himself to see if he is in the faith. I will take God's word over man's anyday, let God be true and every man a liar. The unborn is alive and a person also.

  2. Justin,

    I wholeheartedly agree with your comments. The distinction between a person and a human being is a false one and reveals the height of desperation present among abortion proponents.

  3. Just another child-murderer trying to justify what he does. He is obviously not a true Christian.

  4. Hi Jesse, do you think there are any chances the Supreme Court will reverse the decision on abortion in the United States and ban the practice again? Another question: What do most Americans think about it? I have heard that most of the people today are against abortion in the United States, but that it is still legalized.

  5. Hello Lucas,

    I cannot say with certainty just what the chances are that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Numerous Americans do indeed view abortion for the horrendous monstrosity that it is. Republican legislators seem to be too afraid of allowing for a complete ban out of fear of being politically incorrect.

    Incidentally, we know that for God nothing is impossible. This nation needs much prayer.