Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice Author Dr. Willie Parker
ISBN-10 1501151126
ISBN-13 9781501151125
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Atria / 37 INK
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In Lifes Work an outspoken Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe unequivocally that helping women in need without judgment is precisely the Christian thing to do Dr Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South lived in a Christian household and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr Martin Luther King Jr he realized that in order to be a true Christian he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs In 2009 he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus entirely on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the mostoften women in poverty and women of colorand in the hot bed of the pro choice debate the South He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider focusing most recently on women in the Deep South In Lifes Work Dr Willie Parker tells a deeply personal and thought provoking narrative that illuminates the complex societal political religious and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the unique perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day He also looks at how a new wave of anti abortion activism aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state are slowly chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods and bogus rules governing the width of hallways Dr Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to the right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights

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Life s Work

Life s Work Author Willie Parker
ISBN-10 9781501151125
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 224

Knowing Otherwise

Knowing Otherwise Author Alexis Shotwell
ISBN-10 9780271037639
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 180