‘Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice,’ by Dr. Willie Parker: A Christian call for abortion rights
Published May 20, 2017 with Broad Street Review.
When reproductive-rights activist, author, abortion provider, and outspoken Christian Dr. Willie Parker walked onstage at the Free Library of Philadelphia in April, he got an immediate standing ovation from the packed auditorium.
“I don’t always get that kind of love, so I’m going to remember that,” he said, before settling in to discuss his new book, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, with interviewer Dr. James Peterson (host of WHYY’s The Remix podcast and director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University).
Read Parker’s book and you’ll get an idea of why the Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award winner doesn’t live steeped in applause. In a career that has taken him to hospitals and clinics from Washington, D.C., to Honolulu, gauntlets of anti-abortion protestors are part of the commute: a virulent mix of what Parker calls anti-woman “psychoterrorism” and blatant racism. Read more.