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Abortionist admits, ‘most women having abortions are not raped’
LSN ^ | 8.23.2012 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:40:35 PM PDT by Morgana

Shortly before controversy erupted over Congressman Todd Akin’s remarks on abortion in cases of rape, an abortionist bluntly admitted that “most women having abortions are not raped.” D.C. abortionist Willie Parker, who describes himself as “a provider of abortion care” and as an “‘out’ advocate of reproductive justice,” made the comment on a pro-abortion blog on August 3.

Parker was responding to an article on the ‘Advancing new standards in reproductive health’ blog of the University of California, San Fransico. Author Tray Weitz had critiqued the approach of advocates for abortion of using hard cases to make the case for legal abortion. She suggested rather an approach that would validate abortion whatever the circumstances – a ‘rights’-based approach.

The Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC abortionist says he agrees with Weitz.

Parker notes that when abortion “advocates have sought stories from me to make the case for abortion, it has always been a request for tragic circumstances, the stories felt to be the most likely ones to move opinion.”

“The reality is that that is not the typical patient I see, as most women having abortions are not raped or are not carrying a lethally flawed fetus,” he added.

Parker concludes that he is willing to do abortions under any circumstances. “I have not identified a clear distinction between women I am willing to help and those I am not based on ‘acceptability’ of circumstance,” he said.

Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which represents women who regret their abortions, told LifeSiteNews that most “women are having abortions because they don’t feel they have the support system to have the child.”

Silent No More’s powerful outreach has thousands of women who tell their stories of pain and regret for their abortions. The women, some still suffering decades after undergoing abortions, are sharing their testimonies to warn other women away from the harm caused by abortion.

The message society is giving to women today, said Forney, is that women aren’t strong enough to handle an unplanned pregnancy. “In all honesty,” she said, “women are the stronger of the two sexes; we can move mountains when it comes to protecting our child.”

“We’re taking away from women the ability to dig deep down and find the depth of character and strength to care for our children,” she said.

Rather, she added, “our society needs to communicate to women the message that you can do it, and we will help you.”

Parker did not return a call for comment by press time.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionists; rape

1 posted on 08/23/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Well duh! This isn’t new ... stats about it have been around for years. I think it’s less than 2% if I remember correctly. This article is acting like this is some sort of revelation.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

I think it’s less than 2% if I remember correctly. This article is acting like this is some sort of revelation.
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and, even if we have morale objections to abortion,
OUR tax dollars, ARE being used to pay for abortions.
against OUR will.
...including for women who are in fact, lying about being raped.
From the NEW YORK TIMES:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921226/posts
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‘’Last year, when the Pennsylvania Legislature modified the law to say it only covered rape or incest reported to law-enforcement authorities, the number of publicly funded abortions dropped from 35 a month to 3.’’

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now, honestly? HOW would you describe those 3 ?
...yes, those 3, deserve all the help and support we can give them. they are “legitimate” victims.
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and if we let the liberals DEFINE this issue,
and prevent an HONEST discussion of these issues...
then millions more innocent babies will be killed,
and many more innocent men, will be falsely accused.
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article by the true journalist, Wendy McElroy:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194032,00.html
False Rape Accusations May Be More Common Than Thought

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,194032,00.html#ixzz24Q2KOyBN


3 posted on 08/23/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: al_c

The article is strangely creating a strawman that there ARE people that argue that most abortions are because of rape. I don’t think anyone has ever argued that, ever.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 7:26:47 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
The article is strangely creating a strawman that there ARE people that argue that most abortions are because of rape. I don’t think anyone has ever argued that, ever.

Sane people don't claim that. However, whenever a sensible limit on abortion is even hinted at, the abortion advocacy crowd can be counted on to start screeching about rape victims being "forced" to carry their babies to term, as if the only reason abortions take place is because of rape or some other calamitous event.

5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:07 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: al_c

Well duh! This isn’t new ... stats about it have been around for years. I think it’s less than 2% if I remember correctly.

The stats are much higher when you factor in statutory rape. That is a crime and is ignored by the abortionists. Planned Parenthood, and their supporters need to be brought up on racketeering charges for their coverup of these crimes against underage females


6 posted on 08/23/2012 8:52:45 PM PDT by Figment
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