By Katie Yoder
One abortionist has a special connection to God, according to Dr. Willie Parker.
Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former medical director for Planned Parenthood, announced “Why I Stand With Dr. Deborah Nucatola” in a July 18 piece for Cosmo.
In it, he attacked the “sting video” that showed the Planned Parenthood executive casually talking about trafficking aborted babies’ body parts. With his “Christian” perspective, Parker drew a “strong parallel” between Nucatola and “the trial week of Jesus” before His crucifixion.
In the middle of his Cosmo commentary, Parker applied his “Christian religious understanding” to criticism of Nucatola after getting caught on camera.
“I’m thinking about a strong parallel between what’s happening to my colleague and the trial week of Jesus before he was crucified,” Parker began. “As he was marched from place to place, asked to answer allegations about, ‘You say you’re the King of the Jews. What do you say?’”[emphasis added]
He added, “Many narratives said that Jesus simply did not respond.”
“As hard as it must be for my very spirited colleague who is very bright and who is very ethical and who is very noble to have to say nothing and have to defer to the organization that she works for to speak on her behalf,” he defended, “even if she could speak, I think the best thing for her to do is say nothing.” [emphasis added]
He reasoned that “when people have an agenda to entrap you, nothing you say is going to do anything but further complicate the issue.” And, well, the truth about abortion is indefensible.
In the past, Nucatola helped train Parker in performing second-trimester abortions. The video, he argued, showed “a candid conversation about tissue procurement,” or “something that’s very common” where “there’s tissue specimens generated for whatever reason.”
So comforting to know that conversations like these happen every day at Planned Parenthood, right?
He called the video “heartsickening” because he knows Nucatola so very well: “I know her heart. I know her skill. I know her commitment to reproductive rights and reproductive justice.”
Yes, a “heart” that harvests other hearts. In the video, Nucatola admitted, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
While Parker admitted he hadn’t watched the video (“because of the pain”), he bashed the makers, The Center for Medical Progress.
“I came to realize that my colleague and friend had undergone this hatchet job by having her words minced and edited and taken out of context,” he said. (It’s uncertain if he knew the full two-and-a-half-hour video is available online.)
“[I]f she were not talking to another medical professional, she would have used the savvy that I know her to have to talk in layman’s terms,” he defended.
In other words, euphemistic “terms,” which the media have employed for this story.
He added, “If I talk in medical terms to laypeople when people think what I’m talking about should be handled in a more gentle way, I would be deemed callous, too.”
Maybe because the killing of an unborn baby is callous.
Ironically, abortionists seem to see aborted babies (with “hearts” and “livers”) as more human than babies still in the womb (“blobs of tissue”).
In his conclusion, Parker argued about Nucatola, “She’s young. She’s healthy. She’s bright. She’s going to continue to be committed to reproductive rights and reproductive justice. She’s going to be fine. She’s going to be fine.”
He didn’t comment on the babies.
Editor’s note. This appeared at newsbusters.org