S1 E14: Woman and The Morality of Abortion: Dr. Willie Parker, Life's Work
The Story of WomanJune 06, 202201:03:45

S1 E14: Woman and The Morality of Abortion: Dr. Willie Parker, Life's Work

In this episode, I talk with Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider Dr Willie Parker about his book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

Morals, religion and the principles of right and wrong are often cited by the anti-abortion community as a reason to deny women and pregnant people this basic medical care. Using his personal experience and a deep understanding of the medical, ethical and social issues, Dr Willie Parker - OBGYN, abortion provider and lifelong Christian - makes the powerful moral case for championing reproductive rights.

Some topics of discussion include:
1. His upbringing in the Deep South and how his race and religion have influenced his perspective of what his patients are going through
2. His decision to start performing abortions, moving from not doing them to seeing it as his moral duty and calling in life
3. What the Bible says about abortion... or lack thereof
4. The women who find themselves in need of his services, along with what will happen to them after Roe v Wade is overturned
5. What gives him hope for the future
And more!

Transcription is available here: https://www.thestoryofwomanpodcast.com/blog/e14-woman-and-the-morality-of-abortion-dr-willie-parker-lifes-work

Buy the book:
US: https://bookshop.org/a/80198/9781501151132
UK: https://bookshop.org/a/80198/9781501151132

Where to find Dr Willie Parker: https://www.drwillieparker.com/

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