The Resource Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker, (electronic resource)

Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker, (electronic resource)

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Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice
Title
Life's work
Title remainder
from the trenches, a moral argument for choice
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Willie Parker
Title variation
  • Moral argument for choice
  • From the trenches, a moral argument for choice
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In Life's Work, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus entirely on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most'often women in poverty and women of color'and in the hot bed of the pro-choice debate: the South. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, focusing most recently on women in the Deep South. In Life's Work, Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal and thought-provoking narrative that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the unique perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, are slowly chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods and bogus rules governing the width of hallways, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to the right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Willie
Dewey number
363.46092
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.P258
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Willie
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • Physicians
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Women's rights
  • Reproductive rights
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Physicians
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Reproductive rights
  • Women's rights
  • United States
Label
Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=2988597
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The women -- Conversion -- Grace of God -- "That girl" -- Dreams -- Putting her first -- Practicing abortion -- Slings and arrows -- Preaching truth -- Black genocide and the white majority -- My sisters' keeper -- Homecoming -- Ethical abortion care -- A new theology of abortion
Control code
ocn980965759
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501151149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0BC6AC8C-3250-43B6-9253-39F06BEF560B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o980965759
  • (OCoLC)980965759
Label
Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice, Dr. Willie Parker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=2988597
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The women -- Conversion -- Grace of God -- "That girl" -- Dreams -- Putting her first -- Practicing abortion -- Slings and arrows -- Preaching truth -- Black genocide and the white majority -- My sisters' keeper -- Homecoming -- Ethical abortion care -- A new theology of abortion
Control code
ocn980965759
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501151149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0BC6AC8C-3250-43B6-9253-39F06BEF560B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o980965759
  • (OCoLC)980965759

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