(Cosmopolitan) -- When Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussed tissue procurement with anti-abortion activists posing as a biomedical firm, the resulting edited video caused a media frenzy and potential pending investigations both in multiple states and now at the congressional level.
Dr. Willie Parker is no stranger to the tensions of the abortion debate. A longtime physician and abortion provider who refocused his career into offering reproductive health services for those in the South, he often finds himself balancing the medical realities of professional health care with the public perceptions of a community that itself is uncomfortable discussing it.
Dr. Parker tells Cosmopolitan.com about his reaction to the news that a colleague and friend was targeted in a political "sting," and why he will continue to stand by her side.
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