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The Resource Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker

Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker

Label
Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice
Title
Life's work
Title remainder
from the trenches, a moral argument for choice
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Willie Parker
Title variation
From the trenches, a moral argument for choice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An abortion provider and Christian reproductive justice advocate draws from his personal journey and professional scientific training as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most -- often women in poverty and women in the South, the hotbed of the pro-choice debate. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, moving between Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal narrative, one that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, is chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods, bogus rules, and pseudoscience, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to a woman's right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
363.46092
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • R154.P258
  • HQ767.25
LC item number
  • A3 2017
  • .P375 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2017 E-446
  • WZ 100
Label
Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The women -- Conversion -- Grace of God -- "That girl" -- Dreams -- Putting her first -- Practicing abortion -- Slings and arrows -- Preaching truth -- Black genocide and the white majority -- My sisters' keeper -- Homecoming -- Ethical abortion care -- A new theology of abortion
Control code
ocn978298617
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781501151125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978298617
Label
Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The women -- Conversion -- Grace of God -- "That girl" -- Dreams -- Putting her first -- Practicing abortion -- Slings and arrows -- Preaching truth -- Black genocide and the white majority -- My sisters' keeper -- Homecoming -- Ethical abortion care -- A new theology of abortion
Control code
ocn978298617
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781501151125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978298617

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