Last night, Dr. Mike Adams and Dr. Willie Parker faced off in #TheAbortionDebate at UNC-Wilmington that was over max capacity.
The debate, meant to answer the question if abortion is moral or not, was clearly dominated by Dr. Adams, the pro-life defender.
On the opposite end of the debate, abortionist Dr. Parker presented a very jumbled argument, making it hard to follow. Shying away from answering the question if abortion is moral, Dr. Parker stayed on the defensive.
The debate consisted of each party having 20 minutes for opening statements, 10 minute rebuttal, each contender asking the other questions, Q&A with the audience, and closing statements.
Dr. Adams outlined his argument that abortion is morally wrong with a major and minor premise.
— Major premise: it is wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being
— Minor premise: abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being
— Conclusion: abortion is wrong
Backing up his conclusion that abortion is wrong, Dr. Adams came out swinging with evidence from various research. Quoting embryological textbooks, Planned Parenthood former President Alan Guttmacher, and even late-term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Adams illustrated that life does begin at conception.
Following up, Dr. Adams asserts that Dr. Parker is very unclear in stating when life begins. Dr. Adams quotes Dr. Parker’s book in various places where Dr. Parker contradicts himself on the question.
Dr. Adam then called out Dr. Parker for being unable to decide where human value comes from. The pro-life side has an inclusive argument, meaning that every human being on the planet has value. Dr. Parker, on the other hand, says that human value depends on size, development, and dependency.
Interestingly, Dr. Parker has stated that he refuses to do sex-selective or race-selective abortions. Why is that? He performs size, development, and dependency-selective abortions, so why not all five categories?
Watch the entire debate below as Dr. Adams straight-up owns Dr. Parker’s attempt to justify abortion:
While abortionist Dr. Willie Parker can’t seem to get his thoughts straight on when life begins, he can’t get his thoughts straight on rebutting Dr. Adams, either. Calling himself a Christian – even comparing himself to Jesus and a modern day Paul (maybe he means Saul?) – Dr. Parker truly believes he is doing God’s work in performing abortions.
Dr. Parker’s opening statement is quite hard to follow, talking about his book, cartoons, reproduction, and diction. Stating, “it is wrong to kill an innocent human being” and “abortion kills a human being”, Dr. Parker still thinks abortion is somehow okay. Using the flawed argument that there is a difference in being a “person” and a “human”, Dr. Parker justifies believes a baby in the womb is a “human” but not a “person”.
He states that there is a scientific understanding of when life begins and a non-scientific understanding. Quoting, that while “science deals with facts and religion deals with values,” it is possible to hold a ‘scientific understanding of life and a religious understanding of life’. The two fit together based on what your conscious tells you, according to Dr. Parker.But, instead of answering if abortion is moral towards the fetus, Dr. Parker looks at it from the perspective of the mother,”the morality of helping someone in need, in this case a person, a woman”, abortion is acceptable.
Stating, “sometimes people use morality and ethics interchangeably”, Dr. Parker never answer if abortion is morally or ethically acceptable – since apparently the two are different.
Fully acknowledging that “abortion kills a human being,” Dr.Parker lightheartedly laughed as he rounded the number of abortion he has performed up to 20,000. Let’s not forget, Dr.Parker also laughed along with Martha Plimpton as she explained her first abortion being her best abortion. What exactly is funny about abortion?
In summary, the only “point” Dr. Parker ever made was that he knew abortion ended a human being’s life; but in the eyes of the law, human beings aren’t “persons” as protected by the Constitution.
During the question/rebuttal section of the debate, Dr. Adams asked Dr. Parker about late-term abortions that he performs. He asks the color of the matter that comes out of the baby’s skull during the abortion, to which Dr. Parker refused to answer.
Following the hashtag #TheAbortionDebate, many viewers were just as confused at Dr. Parker’s argument.
— Benjamin Blowers (@bblowers22) February 22, 2019
Trying to absorb all that was said at #theabortiondebate and all I can land on is “God is not the author of confusion”. @MikeSAdams arguments were clear & concise. @DrWillieParker was incoherent at best.
— Tonya Baker Nelson (@TonyaBNelson) February 22, 2019
@DrWillieParker was cavalier about the fact that he has taken tens of thousands of innocent human lives because it’s “legal.”
Not a good combo … #TheAbortionDebate
— True Horizon | Bob Perry (@True_Horizon) February 22, 2019
Definitions are important, so Dr. Parker, please explain your definition of a non person human being. Being a member of the human species, being a human being should qualify one for personhood.
— SandyF (@SandyF58778041) February 22, 2019
In an interview with Dr. Adams, he stated his feelings after completing the debate as “overall good”. Stating that he too had difficulty in rebutting Dr. Parker because he was “all over the place” and “definitely unprepared”.
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