‘Christian’ Abortionist Who Says Opponents Have ‘Love Affair with Fetuses’ Joins Texas Abortion Effort

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‘Christian’ Abortionist Who Says Opponents Have ‘Love Affair with Fetuses’ Joins Texas Abortion Effort

By Heather Clark | christiannews.net

Parker-300x300AUSTIN, Texas – An abortionist in Mississippi who professes to be a Christian and generated controversy last month when he told college students that pro-lifers need to “get over the love affair with fetuses” has now joined an effort to push for abortion access in Texas.

Willie Parker, a former teenage Baptist preacher, recently participated in a pro-abortion event at Temple Beth Shalom in Austin to help launch a statewide campaign by so-called faith leaders to keep abortion legal in Texas. The organization is called Just Texas: Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice, and is led by the Texas Freedom Network.

The effort is stated to be “a grassroots movement of faith leaders from diverse religious traditions” who “believe most Texans of faith disagree” with banning or restricting abortions in the state. It features a variety of pro-abortion events such as the one featuring Parker last Tuesday.

“Our featured guest, Dr. Willie Parker, will share the story of his ministry serving the last abortion clinic in Mississippi—and will challenge Texans to continue resisting efforts to eliminate access to abortion in our state,” the Facebook event page for the gathering outlined.

The Religious Institute, Catholics for Choice, Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry, and National Council of Jewish Women were all co-sponsors of the event, which was preceded by an abortion advocacy training event at Austin First United Methodist Church.

Parker drives twice a month to Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi to perform abortions, and is one of two abortionists who work at the facility. Both Parker and owner Diane Derzis claim that they are doing the Lord’s work in providing abortion services to women.

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors with all our strength,” Parker told the Austin Chronicle. “Neighbors also mean struggling women who are going through times that are very complicated for them.”

Derzis was featured on ABC’s Nightline in 2013, as she contended to reporters that God was on her side in the abortion business.

“I know as fervently as they do that what I’m doing is moral and right,” she stated. “But if I’m wrong, that’s between the Lord and I.”

News footage also showed Christian Cal Zastrow calling out to Derzis, “I want you to quit killing babies. I want you to turn to the love of Jesus.”

“I have the love of Jesus,” she replied. “He approves of what I do.”

“No, you don’t,” Zastrow responded. “You have the murder of preborn children.”

In 2013, Zastrow was sprayed in the face with pepper spray by a guard outside the facility while he was singing hymns on the public sidewalk. The guard, Roy Benjamin, was found guilty in Hinds County Court of assault.

Parker, who works for Derzis, appeared last month at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in New Jersey where he presented an hour-long lecture entitled “Going to Mississippi: If I Don’t, Who Will? The Pursuit of Reproductive Justice.”

According to the publication Campus Reform, Parker told those gathered, “We have to get over the love affair with fetuses and love women and children.” He stated that he works at the Mississippi facility in order to ensure that abortion remains available to women.

But a number of Christians regularly stand outside of Jackson Women’s Health Organization to urge them not to go through with the abortion, and to provide help. Some Christians travel from across the country just to be present and help shut down the last remaining abortion facility in the state.

“The protesters say they’re opposed to abortion because they’re Christian,” Parker told Esquire last year in an article entitled “The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker.” “It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics in Denton, Texas recently disputed Parker’s claim that he is a Christian.

“A Christian cannot be pro-choice about the intentional destruction of an innocent human life any more than they can be pro-choice about rape or robbery or slavery or incest child abuse etc,” he stated. “Christian doctrine clearly asserts that God is the author of life and that He is incapable of making mistakes. From these foundational beliefs, the only logical conclusion one can draw, is that when life exists in the womb it is God’s will that it be there.”

Crutcher said that those who claim to be both Christian and pro-abortion are essentially making three assertions.

“First is that life is not a right inherited from God, but a privilege bestowed by human beings who can withhold it if they choose to do so. Second is that God is neutral on whether a child He created [should be] brutally torn limb from limb. And finally, they are saying that it is possible to reject the innocent new lives that God creates without rejecting God himself,” he explained. “From a Christian perspective, all three of these are absurd.”

9 Comments on “‘Christian’ Abortionist Who Says Opponents Have ‘Love Affair with Fetuses’ Joins Texas Abortion Effort”

  1. Dwayne

    Every human life has a purpose for being born… there is no such thing as a mistake when it comes to human life, Doctors are killed the purpose and calling on a person life when you kill the fetus and God is not happy with this, I know God gives up free choices but those choice should be made with you honoring God.. by letting those babies live and for fill these destiny.

  2. Steve A

    Father God forgive them for they know what they do! I once thought that abortion was an option of your legal rights but after praying and reading the bible God does support this action. Clearly this is murder whether we like it or not. I truly pray & hope anyone who goes forward with an abortion can forgive themselves and ask for repentance from God. For those who do the work I pray that your eyes truly become open that your pride is humbled so then you could ask for true forgiveness. That’s what the devil wants more blood sacrifices and less potential witnesses for Christ not to mention he has some many deceived that this is morally correct, another Soul that could be lost to Hell’s fire due to ignorance and lack of studying. If you are bold enough to do sin then deal with your consequences God be with us all. It’s not like an herion addict who overdoses or a person who catches HIV/AIDS they can’t get a do over from their secret sins. Abortion is a cope out for many who always regret though they get away with on Earth but God sees all.

    Much Love, God Bless and Peace With You All.

  3. Jack

    Read an article the other day about a cow. This dairy cow had all her previous calves taken from her. The last one she had, she hid in a field of tall grass. She was determined that this one would not be taken from her.
    My point being, we should not let a cow beat us in showing love. Christian or, not.

  4. Phil

    There is a Caribbean saying: people will help you buy an big guts horse but there will not help you feed it.
    This grntleman is wrong. There is NOTHING Christian about abortion. Yes, perhaps circumstances where I might be necessary (?).. But taking a life?
    There is another side to this coin: the majority of the people who seek an abortion are in a position where they require help what are we as Christians doing to be that help? To change the conditions?
    Where are the equally vocal protests about the death penalty, which increasingly is being shown to be wrongly allocated….
    Then there is the approach of killing abortion doctors; s that what we are called to do?

  5. walk23

    4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph. 4

    33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 1 Cor.14

    10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1Cor.1
    Trying to figure out how this Christian has this mindset when God has told me that we wouldn’t cast forth the fruit of the womb before its time.

  6. Charlotte Yelverton

    We are living in the most confusing times ever. Sometimes I don’t even want to hear or read what is going on in Christianity today. When are we really going to be in this world but not of it. When are we really going to go and make disciples. When are we really going to deny ourselves and get to the true will of God for us as his chosen people. God is not the author of confusion. When are we going to stop representing our own thoughts, ideas, impulses, and opinions and really seek God. When are we really going to provide the world the hope that Jesus came to offer. What are we really doing? This article only makes me want to seek God’s face more because there is so much confusion out there. Its sad that the name of Jesus is being misrepresented in this way. Its just so sad and unbelievable.

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