Hillary Clinton and her faith as a member of the Methodist church apparently were not in conflict with each other, according to an abortionist doctor who was her OB-GYN and later became a close friend.
Political science professor Dr. Paul Kengor introduced Clinton’s doctor in an article for The American Spectator, in which he included excerpts of his interview with the doctor from his old research notes that he prepared while writing his 2007 book “God and Hillary Clinton.”
Kengor said he discovered that Clinton’s OB-GYN in Arkansas was Dr. William F. Harrison, the state’s leading abortion provider, who admitted that he was the “single largest abortion doer in Arkansas” and had aborted tens of thousands of babies.
In one of their conversations, Kengor asked Harrison how Clinton, a self-professed “old-fashioned Methodist,” could persistently support abortion and fight for a “woman’s right to choose.”
Kengor wrote: “Harrison was offended by my intimation. ‘Hillary [is] a Methodist,’ he snapped. ‘I was raised a Methodist. The Methodist church [is] very strongly pro-choice.’”
The Methodist Church helped found the pro-choice group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in 1973. The group was established right after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the landmark ruling on Roe vs. Wade.
The Methodist Church has been a member of the coalition since its establishment until last May when majority of its delegates for the General Conference 2016 voted to withdraw from the group. Its move to turn its back on the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has been hailed as a major victory for Christians.
Harrison viewed his abortion work as “moral,” saying what he did saved many lives.
Kengor wrote: “He described his patients as ‘born again,’ even while conceding, ‘I am destroying life.’ He candidly called himself an ‘abortionist’ — a term of derision employed by abortion foes. ‘You don’t understand,’ he reprimanded me. ‘I consider what I do very pro-life. I am saving lives when I do abortions.’”
Harrison also openly said he “destroyed lives” but persisted that he did not kill babies, according to The New York Times. An embryo, he reasoned, was not the same as a fully formed human being. He believed that by performing abortion, he was able to help save the future of “disadvantaged” women.
However, Harrison refused to perform late-term abortions because it made him feel “uncomfortable.”
Harrison also told Kengor that he never performed abortion for Clinton. He said he wasn’t aware if the Democratic nominee ever went through the procedure and that he “would be shocked” if she did.
Kengor enumerated the policies enacted under former Pres. George W. Bush that focused on protecting the unborn, such as the ban on partial-birth abortion and the “Sanctity of Life” bill, and asked Harrison if he believed Clinton would change these laws if she became president.
“Oh absolutely … I hope to God she does,” Harrison replied, Kengor wrote.
Harrison was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2010 and passed away in September of the same year. The New York Times described him as a man who grew up from Methodist and Baptist backgrounds, adding that Harrison read the whole Bible twice when he was 12 and ended up “thoroughly unimpressed with the God it described.”