BY: Christi Chandler
As a resident of the great state of Mississippi I feel the need to respond to the article by Dr. Willie Parker, one of the out of state abortionists for Jackson Women’s Health Organization. His article is a desperate attempt to paint the picture of a caring group of individuals who spend their lives trying to help women. This is a common reaction from abortion providers all over this country and this is why I am here to shed some light on the horrors of abortion.
In his article Dr. Parker uses the quote, “to know is to become responsible”. Well, Dr. Parker, this may be the only thing that you and I can agree on-the only difference is that I see this quote from another viewpoint. I feel that abortion providers know many things that they do not tell their patients. They know that abortion causes an increase in the risk of breast cancer but they try not to share that. They know that a high rate of abortion victims either contemplate or commit suicide. I would be willing to bet they do not share that fact with the scared women who visit their clinics on a weekly basis. They know that women have the potential to face infertility in the future due to the physical trauma that is inflicted on the uterus during an abortion procedure but they attempt to brush this risk under the rug. They know that abortion hurts women but they try, as Dr. Parker’s article proves, to make this procedure seem like a procedure that ends a problem and one that women are able to walk away from unscathed.
Tell me, Dr. Parker, why is it that you are against this “biased state-mandated counseling”? If you truly care about women then you would want them to know what they might face in the future, after they leave your clinic and you fly back to your home state. If you truly are in it for the women then you would want to make sure that they are aware of all of the risks involved in the procedure and you would want them to have ample time to contemplate their decision: you would want these women to know about the physical risks as well as the emotional risks. If you truly cared about women then you would want to ensure that each woman that leaves your clinic has extensive counseling. I say this because I recently had a professional counselor tell me that a woman goes through the same emotional trauma after an abortion as a rape victim experiences. Do you tell these women that? Do you make sure that they leave your clinic with the tools to heal emotionally as well as physically?
Sadly, like many abortion providers, Dr. Parker cares more about his cause than he does about the women he implies that he is protecting. If he truly cared about women then he would encourage better care for our women. If he truly cared about women then he would not be arguing against the need for admitting privileges at a local hospital. After all, the owner of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Diane Derzis, and one of the regular abortion providers at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Bruce Norman, witnessed firsthand the need for hospital assistance on January 21, 2012 when they had two women transported by ambulance from their clinic in Birmingham to a nearby hospital. Why were these women taken from Derzis’ clinic? These two women suffered from complications due to abortions that were performed at her clinic under the watchful eyes of Bruce Norman.
So, Dr. Parker, I have to ask: Why are you so worried about enhanced care for our women in Mississippi? Why are you against women having doctors who can admit them into a local hospital should something go wrong during their abortion procedure? Why are you against fully informing your patients of what they might go through after their procedure? Why, if you care about women, are you so worried?
I will tell you, Dr. Parker, why I am so worried. I am worried because I have personally experienced the horrors of abortion and I feel that it is a woman’s right to be protected both physically and emotionally. This protection can only be provided by a reputable doctor that will care for and inform women of what, exactly, they may face after they leave the clinic and step back into reality.