On the Front Lines of Abortion Debate

This was an abortion debate unlike any seen or heard before. On one side was Dr. Willie Parker, an OB/GYN who specializes in abortions.

Medical director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., Parker claims to have performed more than 10,000 abortions. He is also a professing Christian who has, in a recent book, compared himself to Jesus Christ and Dr. Martin Luther King.

“What I want for women a life of dignity and self-determination,” said Parker. “If ending a pregnancy will lead a woman to life, health and well-being, I will respect her personhood and her wishes.”

On the other side was Dr. Mike Adams, a pro-life apologetics instructor and professor of criminology at UNC-Wilmington. He also serves on the faculty for Summit conferences and camps. Adams uses philosophy, embryology and other evidence to support his argument that abortion is a moral wrong.

“There is no moral right to intentionally kill an innocent human being, even if it makes you freer or happier,” said Adams. “If we did that, it would negate all rights for everyone including the right to life.”

The full, unedited debate including audience Q&A has been posted online. Adams and Parker each open with 20-minute presentations, followed by rebuttals and cross-examination.

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