Many on the left believe that there’s nothing wrong with killing babies still in the womb. Fortunately, there are compassionate people out in the world willing to stand up for their rights. For example, earlier this week, numerous pro-life activists in Chicago protested against a speaking event featuring Willie Parker. This is because, Parker, an abortion doctor who identifies as Christian, claims he’s doing God’s when he murders unborn children.
Specifically, in his recently released memoir, Parker wrote, “I believe that as an abortion provider, I am doing God’s work.” To clarify, he added, “I am protecting women’s rights, their human right to decide their futures for themselves, and to live their lives as they see fit.”
Parker’s reasoning, however, is completely absurd. Killing an unborn child so that a woman can have the future she wants is not doing God’s work. It’s just selfish. If Parker is truly interested in doing God’s work, then he would do whatever he could to protect the life of the fetus.
Thankfully, members of the Pro-Life Action League, a well-known anti-abortion organization dedicated to “saving unborn children through non-violent direct action,” understand this. Just recently, they protested outside of a fundraising party for a group that trains doctors and medical students to do abortions, where Parker was the keynote speaker, in an attempt to push back against his absurd comment. They also advocated for the importance of life and shared the horrors of abortion with the public while there.
Leading the protest was Eric Scheidler, the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. On Facebook, he shared a video of him across the street from the party and explained what he was doing. “I’m here at Formento’s restaurant at the west loop of Chicago, where the Midwest Access Project is holding a fundraiser today. Their keynote speaker is WIllie Parker, the notorious ‘Christian’ abortionist, if that makes any sense. He claims to be doing God’s work in killing unborn children,” began Scheidler at the start of the video.
“Now we always insist that abortion is not fundamentally a religious question for us as a society. Yes, religion inspires what we’re doing out here and everywhere we go with our pro-life ministry, but the argument against abortion is one that any American should be able to understand,” he continued, adding, “our Declaration of Independence talks about the inalienable right to life of every human being and this is a common ground that we can all share. So on that basis, we oppose abortion. It’s a civil rights violation. It’s a fundamental injustice.”
After offering a secular argument against abortion, Scheidler then provided a religious one. “If we’re going to talk about religion and abortion, we have to look at what our Lord says. He says, ‘let the children come to me,’” he explained, noting, “he doesn’t mean by way of a bloody [and] violent…abortion. He means by way of our embracing them, of our caring for them, and of our seeking to teach them who He is. So let the children come to him…[Don’t] destroy life, uphold life.”
Scheidler also mentioned that abortions aren’t in the best interests of women. “You’re also not serving women when you abort their babies. Jesus always treated women, especially women who were caught up in a difficult situation, with compassion. He did everything to defend and protect them [and] also to set them on the right path,” he stated.
“So we’re here with that message too. The way to address the difficulty that come in life and the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy is with love and compassion and caring for both mother and child. That’s what we try to do. That’s our message for Willie Parker and the Midwest Access Project here today,” concluded Scheidler before ending the video.
Unborn children are among the most vulnerable in our society. To help protect them, pro-life activists need to continue actively pushing back against abortion.