The Seared Conscience of an Abortionist

Another blog [ ] responds to a recent article in Esquire magazine in which a Dr. Willie Parker performs abortions because of his Christian faith. He apparently sees no moral problem with abortion because the unborn child is totally dependent on the mother and “that dependence puts it in the domain of her choice.”

It is difficult to imagine more baseless, heartless, and illogical nonsense.

Dr. Parker is profoundly immoral for two reasons. One. the dependence upon the mother is a brainless reason for justifying the killing of an unborn child, just as it would be a brainless reason for killing anyone else.

Yes, I know there are sometimes very gray areas in which it is impossible for us to come up with pre-determined rules governing such choices, but those gray areas (such as the life or death of the mother or the dependence of a person upon lung machines) are few and far between. And they cannot be decided in a public forum. And abortion-on-demand is most certainly not one of those gray areas.

Second, it is unimaginable that a doctor claiming to be a Christian would not consider that a mother is as accountable to our Lord as is anyone else. She may be responsible FOR the child but she is simultaneously responsible TO God. It is utterly ridiculous, even blasphemous, to think God at the point of such a crucial decision would say, in effect, “I don’t care. It’s your decision, mommy, whether to kill your baby.”

Oh yes, I know that those who are pro-choice often claim the unborn child is not a human person at all, just a blob of tissue, as one person told me. I ask, What in the world could possibly be the basis for such a view?

Paul, writing in First Timothy, says that in the later days there will be people with “seared consciences” who lead others astray. A conscience with no living feeling is not a good basis for moral reasoning.

Dr. Parker, shame on you for bringing shame to the name of Jesus.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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