Nance can do more things at this point of Parker's career, and the player formerly known as "Fast Willie" would've been a poor fit for Green Bay's zone-blocking scheme. But there has “absolutely” been a change in anti-abortion protests since the election of Donald Trump, according to Parker, because “people who are opposed to abortion are becoming emboldened by the current administration.Now 31, Parker hasn't taken an NFL snap since rushing for 389 yards over 14 games in 2009.Undrafted out of North Carolina in 2004, Parker carved out a fine career with 5,378 rushing yards, a fifth-place fantasy finish in 2006 and the longest rushing score in Super Bowl history.This is one of his many trips across the Bible Belt state, which has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country: In addition to state-mandated counseling, mandatory ultrasound, and a 48-hour waiting period, Alabama has an unconstitutional 20-week ban on the books.Most recently a federal judge had to block a law that made it illegal for abortion clinics to operate within 2,000 feet of a school.So protesters are becoming more hostile and aggressive,” he says.
They thanked me profusely, he more than she, and they departed but there was an ever so subtle difference in her eyes that I now wonder whether or not it was a cry for help.
After a couple of weeks, the patient never returned, and I didn't think anything of it until a couple years later when I had my consciousness raised around intimate partner violence (IPV), previously more common known as domestic violence (DV).
I had temporarily left clinical practice in pursuit of a public health degree at Harvard and took a seminar on IPV, the first time I had a context for the nightmare of violence that 1 in 4 women in their lifetime will experience at the hands of their partners.
Willie Parker was 15 years old when he became Born Again.
His baseball coach and spiritual leader at the time, a man he called Pastor Mike, had told him all he needed to experience “the love of the living God was to invite him in.” And so one May afternoon in 1978, he settled onto a large rock that sat in a dirt lot at the bottom of a hill in Jefferson County, Alabama, where he grew up. What I’m sure happened to me is that it awakened a sense of love and compassion and responsibility for other people.