Meet the Christian, Formerly Anti-Abortion Doctor Who Now Performs Late-Term AbortionsCassie Murdoch5/29/12 6:15pmFiled to: Roe v. worldDr. willie j. parkerAbortionLate term20 WeeksMartin Luther KingcompassionpatientcareRestrictiveLawaccessChristian133EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDr. Willie J. Parker has been an outspoken advocate for access to abortion services and is also an abortion provider himself in Washington, DC. In fact, he's one of the few doctors in the country who will perform late-term abortions. He is also one of many people who is opposed to Congress's awful plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. But Dr. Parker makes a particularly convincing case because of his history. He is a Christian who was raised in the south to be very anti-abortion. It was only after working for years as an OB/GYN that he came to be convinced that providing abortions was the right thing to do. Far from being an evil death monster, as some anti-abortion advocates might label him, he is a man of great compassion who has based his decisions on what he sees in his patients' lives, not on some inflexible ideology. The New Jersey Star-Ledger interviewed him recently, and the points he makes are an excellent reminder that the abortions happen in the real world— they're not just some theoretical thing that whores and lazy sluts do for fun.