Abortionist admits, ‘most women having abortions are not raped’
WASHINGTON, August 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Shortly before controversy erupted over Congressman Todd Akin’s remarks on abortion in cases of rape, an abortionist bluntly admitted that “most women having abortions are not raped.” D.C. abortionist Willie Parker, who describes himself as “a provider of abortion care” and as an “‘out’ advocate of reproductive justice,” made the comment on a pro-abortion blog on August 3.
Parker was responding to an article on the ‘Advancing new standards in reproductive health’ blog of the University of California, San Fransico. Author Tray Weitz had critiqued the approach of advocates for abortion of using hard cases to make the case for legal abortion. She suggested rather an approach that would validate abortion whatever the circumstances – a ‘rights’-based approach.
The Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC abortionist says he agrees with Weitz.
Parker notes that when abortion “advocates have sought stories from me to make the case for abortion, it has always been a request for tragic circumstances, the stories felt to be the most likely ones to move opinion.”
“The reality is that that is not the typical patient I see, as most women having abortions are not raped or are not carrying a lethally flawed fetus,” he added.
Parker concludes that he is willing to do abortions under any circumstances. “I have not identified a clear distinction between women I am willing to help and those I am not based on ‘acceptability’ of circumstance,” he said.
Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which represents women who regret their abortions, told LifeSiteNews that most “women are having abortions because they don’t feel they have the support system to have the child.”
Silent No More’s powerful outreach has thousands of women who tell their stories of pain and regret for their abortions. The women, some still suffering decades after undergoing abortions, are sharing their testimonies to warn other women away from the harm caused by abortion.
The message society is giving to women today, said Forney, is that women aren’t strong enough to handle an unplanned pregnancy. “In all honesty,” she said, “women are the stronger of the two sexes; we can move mountains when it comes to protecting our child.”
“We’re taking away from women the ability to dig deep down and find the depth of character and strength to care for our children,” she said.
Rather, she added, “our society needs to communicate to women the message that you can do it, and we will help you.”
Parker did not return a call for comment by press time.
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