Dr. Parker on Becoming an Abortion Provider
June 27, 2012
PRCH board member Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, spoke to Dick Gordon, host of the radio show The Story, about his moral and spiritual decision to train in abortion provision 12 years after becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist. Dr. Parker talked about his upbringing in the South, his Christian faith, and his epiphany while listening to a Martin Luther King Jr. sermon about the Good Samaritan. He came to realize abortion is a "basic human right to self-determination," a principle that has led him to provide abortions in Alabama and Mississippi in addition to his home city of Washington, DC. Listen to the interview here.
Help us recognize Eve Espey, MD, MPH, and Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, at the 2013 Rashbaum-Tiller Abortion Provider Awards.
Video: Pre-Roe Doctors
The documentary Voices of Choice features physicians and advocates who witnessed women's suffering before Roe v. Wade. They helped as many women as they could obtain safe abortions.
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