Pro-Life Criminologist to Debate Abortion Doctor Who Claims: 'I am Doing God's Work'
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A pro-choice doctor who claims it's God's will for him to abort babies has agreed to debate a pro-life sociology and criminology professor.
The two men are gearing up for a debate over whether abortion is a reproductive right or a moral wrong.
The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 pm ET and will be hosted by Summit Ministries at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. It will also be live-streamed.
Both men call themselves Christians but hold very different views on abortion.
Dr. Willie Parker will represent the pro-choice side. Parker claims to have performed more than 10,000 abortions and believes he is honoring Christ by performing abortions in one of the nation's most pro-life states - Mississippi.
"I believe that as an abortion provider I am doing God's work," he has said. In his book, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, he argues that it is a scientific fact that life does not begin at conception.
He has also received Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award and is the chair of the board of Physicians for Reproductive Health. In addition, he is a board member of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and URGE.
On the other side is Prof. Mike Adams, a pro-life columnist and professor at UNC-Wilmington who believes abortion is fundamentally wrong.
"I want people to walk out knowing that my life's work is different from his," Adams said in an interview with Live Action News. "We both have doctorates, but I use my doctor of philosophy to dismember arguments; he uses his doctor of medicine to actually dismember human beings."
"The fact that we are made in the image of God makes us all valuable from the point of conception," Adams argues. "Parker doesn't provide any evidence for his claims. I think he believes his medical training, charm and accolades from the abortion industry will cause people to overlook his mistreatment of both scientific consensus as well as the teachings of Jesus."
The debate will last approximately two hours and will consist of 20-minute presentations by Adams and Parker, a 10-minute rebuttal for each, a cross-examination period for each and a Q&A session.
Summit Ministries President Jeff Myers believes abortion is one of the most important topics of our time.
"There is no more important discussion for us to be having in the culture today," Myers explained, pointing to New York State's recent law allowing abortion up to birth. "Which persons deserve to have their life and liberty protected? It is a matter of life and death."
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