Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.
An ob/gyn wrote a piece for the New York Times saying he decided to perform abortions after being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s sermon about the Good Samaritan. I don't believe this at all. Let's just get this right straight right off. One of the key targets of the pro-abortion machine is to subvert Christianity into neutrality on the issue of life. See Nancy Pelosi's epic fails at attempting to mislead Catholics into thinking the Church is unclear about abortion for evidence.
Big Abortion knows its enemies. Its enemies are not babies. They're just the fodder that makes the money machine roll. The enemy of Big Abortion is Christianity. Their enemy is the one faith that counterintuitively tells us that love and mercy are our vocation, not money and selfishness. Big Abortion attempts to twist the nomenclature of Christianity by invoking compassion and mercy while marching under the banner of death. So this is just the latest to attempt and we're supposed to just believe that the Bible inspired this guy to become an abortionist. And how about the Times publishing it? Do you really think for one second that if an abortionist read the parable of the Good Samaritan and decided to become pro-life they'd print that piece? I don't think so.
Dr. Willie Parker wrote for the NY Times:
My decision to provide abortions represented a change of heart on my part. I had been working for 12 years as an obstetrician and gynecologist, and had never performed abortions because I felt they were morally wrong. But I grew increasingly uncomfortable turning away women who needed help. Ultimately, reading a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged me to a deeper spiritual understanding. I was moved by his discussion of the quality of the good Samaritan and of what made the Samaritan “good.” The Samaritan reversed the question of concern, to care more about the well-being of the person needing help than about what might happen to him for stopping to give help. I realized that if I were to show compassion, I would have to act on behalf of those women. My concern about women who lacked access to abortion became more important to me than worrying about what might happen to me for providing the services.
This is interesting on so many levels, especially because Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Yeah, Dr. Martin Luther King was pro-life.
And what about reading about the good Samaritan makes one think, "yeah, killing little babies is the right thing to do?" It seems to me that reading the parable I can't help but think about abortion. Right now, there are babies being killed and many walk by because the baby inside the womb isn't considered human, at least not human enough to warrant help. So they walk by as the priest and the Levite did in the Bible. They walk by. But the Samaritan stops. The Samaritan recognizes the humanity of the stranger and loves him as a neighbor, loves him as Jesus instructs us to. Pro-lifers, those who recognize the humanity of the unborn, are the Samaritans. As the Bible verse says:
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
There is nothing merciful about abortion. That twisted nomenclature is used as cover for a billion dollar industry and the bankrupt morality of the sexual revolution. We are called to turn the other cheek, not turn our heads away from suffering. Pro-lifers recognize the humanity of the unborn and the mother. Pro-lifers are the ones outside the abortion clinic in the rain and snow pleading for mercy for the unborn. The abortionist is the one inside cashing checks and writing about mercy for the New York Times.