Source: The Washington Post
It still took years before he came to realize why some women might be offended by men legislating what happens with their reproductive organs.
“My life’s trajectory stoked a moral argument for the reproductive rights of women; that’s how I describe it,” Parker told me recently.
Parker, now 55, went on to become medical director for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington from 2008 to 2013. And he wrote a book, “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice,” which was published last year. In the nation’s ongoing fight over abortion — the Supreme Court heard arguments in yet another “pregnancy clinic” case just last week — Parker has emerged as a uniquely powerful advocate for women’s health care. The continued threat to abortion rights is why he’s speaking out yet again.