Person

Willie Parker

Occupation:

Abortion Practitioner

Abortion Political Activist

Willie Parker is an OB/GYN, abortion practitioner, and pro-abortion political activist.

Parker is chairman of the board of directors of Physicians for Reproductive Health, a recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger award (2015), and recipient of NARAL Pro Choice America’s “Champions of Choice” award. He formerly worked as medical director of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington D.C.[1]

Accusations of Sexual Harassment

In March 2019, Parker resigned from his position as RCRC board vice chair over accusations of raping Candice Russell, an abortion activist with the National Network of Abortion Funds and a board member for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. [2] [3] Parker later responded that he “never had sex with anyone without obtaining their consent or giving [his].” [4]

References

  1. “About.” Dr. Willie Parker. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://www.drwillieparker.com/about
  2. “Candice Russell, Freelance Writer.” Self. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://www.self.com/contributor/candice-russell
  3. Candice Russell. “To All the Women Whose Names I Don’t Know, About the Pain We Share, the Secrets We Keep, and the Silence that Shouldn’t Have Been Asked for.” Medium. March 25, 2019. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://medium.com/@contact_19042/to-all-the-women-whose-names-i-dont-know-about-the-pain-we-share-the-secrets-we-keep-and-the-6e7d4a79905e?fbclid=IwAR1cOPs_XQHvrvEtFe-hDuYRx__1HEUr3u9JO_QBMNt4NykRsLaHRXpyJh4
  4. Dennis Carter. “Reproductive Rights Groups Reckon With Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Dr. Willie Parker (Updated).” Rewire News. March 26, 2019. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://rewire.news/article/2019/03/26/reproductive-rights-groups-reckon-with-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-dr-willie-parker/
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